So early in the morning Grand Central, perhaps the finest railway station in the world, was not so crowded as it always is later in the day!
Our New York taxi driver was not very chatty but got us to Pennsylvania Station without a hassle.
This is the picture from three years ago when we were last here, looking a lot fresher as it was earlier in the day then and not late at night as this year!
On arrival the weather in Brockville was also grey, but it did not stay that way for long and we had some nice autumn days!
Squirrels were out doing what they always do at this time of the year!
The sun came out now and gave us some great autumn days.
The view from the house! Alan helped Dan put their canoe away for the winter as it was now getting too cold to go paddling in the wilderness!
But first he showed us how he gets the canoe up on his back for a portage! The idea of humping this canoe over long distances was enough to make Alan go weak at the knees so he chose to sit in the sun for a bit to recover his equilibrium!
On another fine day the weather was conducive to reading on the back deck!
We'd like to see how Dan humps this heavy canoe over a portage in the wilderness!
Go all the way to Canada to learn about European Middle Ages!!
The door handles were petrol pump nozzles
and the taps in the loo were motorcycle handlebars, of all things!
We visited the Mint one of the best in the world and were fortunate enough to meet and speak to the man that developed the hologram on the Canadian coins!!
Right under the bridge from where this photo was taken is the place!
On another fine day Alan took us for a walk around Brockville, a small town of only 22000 souls.
He found a nice quaint cafe which served the best Cappuccino he has had in North America and a pecan torte to die for.