July 20, 2016 (by Angela)
After a morning of doing some things on the computer and getting laundry done, the three of us were ready for some fun in the sun. First things first – we did not have any ice cream yesterday, so a trip to Gals was in order before anything else.
Ice cream in hand, we headed west on Highway 12E toward Cape Vincent, which is near where the St. Lawrence begins its flow out of Lake Ontario. “The St. Lawrence River is one of the longest rivers in North America. And, is the outflow for the entire Great Lakes system. The Great Lakes hold nearly 20% of the world’s fresh water. The river flows 744 miles from Lake Ontario into the world’s largest estuary, the Gulf of St. Lawrence. Only 114 miles of the river are located in New York State.The river is 250 feet at its deepest point.” (The source of this quote and more info may be found here.)
While traveling and enjoying the ice cream, we checked out a New York State Park; Jim will write about that later. We were lucky today. The attendant at the gate house allowed us to drive through the camping section of the park for free; the entrance fee for day use is $7.00!
Not long after the State Park, we made it to Cape Vincent, and right away we found a lovely park along the water. Chewie especially enjoyed his walk and exploration. He waded in the water, and once he realized it was good to drink, he drank his fill. We had a little entertainment from folks who were fishing, boating, and from a couple of would-be kayakers in particular. Check out our photos below.
It was another fun afternoon outing the 1000 Island area of New York. I really like it here, at least in summer. 🙂