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04 October 2013

Cross Canada and Back, Part 49


Prince Edward County

The County

August 23rd 20111, day 100, Tuesday

Paul cooked us a big breakfast. Then we all hopped into his Volvo. Today, the plan is to travel the taste trail of "The County".

Paul and Anders finished with breakfast.
Paul and Anders finished with breakfast.
Over 30 wineries are awaiting us. We visited a few before lunch, wow.... Some wine was good, some was not. The CD Rosso at Casa-Dea was not bad. I did not like their Rose.

Casa-Dea winery
Casa-Dea winery

Grapes

At Karlo Estates we looked at their stone bridge built without any mortar with chocolate limestone. Beautiful. Richard the wine maker came to say hello. Anders loved their Port. www.Karloestates.com

Stone bridge built without cement.
Stone bridge built without cement.

Stone bridge built without cement.

Stone bridge built without cement.

After so much wine in the morning, it was time for lunch at the County Cider Company. Their cider, especially their Waupoos, is very good and not too sweet. Their pizzas are amazing, made in a wood fired oven. We sat out in the orchard and enjoyed ourselves.

The County Cider Company sign
The County Cider Company

Pual and Liz enjoying some pizza..... It was soooo good.
Pual and Liz enjoying some pizza..... It was soooo good.

Wood fired pizza oven.
Wood fired pizza oven.

After lunch, it was time to hit the cheese shops. The Fifth Town Artisan Cheese Co  makes exceptional Goat, Cow, and Sheep milk cheeses. Their "Lost Lake" soft cheese was excellent.

Liz and Paul at The Fifth town Artisan Cheese Company
Liz and Paul at The Fifth town Artisan Cheese Company

Cheese storage
Cheese storage
The Black River Cheese Co makes mostly Cheddar, and had a fantastic 8 year old aged Cheddar.

We also visited a wine barrel manufacturer. A very interesting place.

The owner of the barrel factory.
The owner of the barrel factory.
Prince Edward County is a great area to spend some leisurely time to enjoy food, wine, and the arts. There are many interesting stores and boutiques. In the evening we came back to Paul and Geeske's Place, tired, but happy.

View from the house and gazebo.
Anders cooked us a supper with pork tenderloin and mushrooms. We ate in the gazebo on the beach. What a wonderful day and evening.


August 24, 2011, day 101. Wednesday

Today we are saying good bye to Paul. Thank you so much, we had a grand time!

Pual
Thanks Paul and Geeske for opening up your home to us, we had a grand time. 

Taking the larger ferry back.
Taking the larger ferry back.
We drive back to Gananogue to pick up our RV trailer. It was all nicely repaired, and all looks good. We then took the Hwy 401 to Brighton to the KOA there.

Black clouds were rolling in. We set up camp and listen to the weather reports: severe Thunderstorm and  Tornado Warnings! Wow, we just had the trailer repaired...?!?.

Reports said that the weather was coming in over Lake Huron and will make its way toward Toronto and Kingston.

It's storming.
It's storming.

It's storming. The RV is shaking in the wind.
It's storming. The RV is shaking in the wind.
At about 11 pm we started to hear rumbles, and the sky toward Toronto was getting lit up continuously. By midnight the weather was closing in. We took the slides in on the trailer, packed our tablets, water bottles, and all essentials and went to sit in the truck.

On-line we monitored the storm coming closer. There was still a Tornado warning, we checked every 15 minutes. Over the campsite thunder followed lightening instantly. The sky was lit up, heavy rains and hail just was bombarding us.

Finally after about an hour and half it eased up, there was more time between lightening and the thunder. We relaxed a bit. But around about 3:30 am strong winds and thunder came back. Luckily this time not as severe. That was quite the night!

More pictures from "The County" on our web album.

Here are some shortcuts to all the blogs from our Cross Canada Trip. Just hover over the number to see where it will take you

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