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Niagara-on-the-Lake sights – 20 September 2015

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As previously recalled, our last day in Niagara-on-the-Lake, included morning service at the local church and a visit to Fort George.

There were a few other sights we saw during the day.

Firstly, during our walk to church, we noticed a squirrel in a tree, who obligingly posed to allow his picture to be taken.

Squirrel in a Niagara-on-the-Lake tree

Squirrel in a Niagara-on-the-Lake tree
20 September 2015

After church we walked back to our hotel along Queen Street visiting Greaves Jam shop to buy some of their delicious jam and marmalade. Crossing the road the next stop was the Maple Leaf Fudge Shop. Since my last visit in 2007, the building has been demolished and rebuilt. You can watch fudge being made, however at the time of our visit there was no fudge mixing ongoing.

Maple Leaf Fudge

Maple Leaf Fudge
20 September 2015

Concluding our walk at the hotel, we collected the car and heading to Fort George. On heading back to the car, a number plate surround caught our eye.

Doctor Who number plate surround

Doctor Who number plate surround
20 September 2015

Leaving the car park and passing through the town we heading out along the, slight mis-named, Lakeshore Road. The previous day, the sign to the Lakeside Pottery caught our eye. Lakeshore Road is not along the shore of Lake Ontario, it is inland with roads off towards the lake.

Part way along, we notice one of the many routemaster buses that are used for tourist trip in the Niagara Region, and on this occasion we were able to stop and take some pictures.

Routemater at Strewn Winery

Routemater at Strewn Winery
20 September 2015

After visiting the Lakeside Pottery, we left the Lakeshore Road for the East-West Line to Highway 55 and back to Niagara-on-the-Lake.

Our last evening meal was at the Olde Angel Inn on the corner of Market Street and Regent Street. The food was excellent and the portion size was not too large.

The Olde Angel Inn

The Olde Angel Inn
20 September 2015

Finishing our meal, it was nearly sunset, so our post-meal walk took us to the shore of Lake Ontario, past the flower display seen on entry on highway 55. The 2015 display commemorates the centenary of the Niagara Camp.

Niagara-on-the-Lake Flower Display

Niagara-on-the-Lake Flower Display
20 September 2015

Reaching the lake shore we were treated to a spectacular sunset.

Sunset over Lake Ontario

Sunset over Lake Ontario
20 September 2015

Across the lake some of the higher buildings in Toronto could be seen, including the CN Tower. At one point during the sunset, the sunset could be seen reflecting off the buildings.

Lake Ontario sunset over Toronto

Lake Ontario sunset over Toronto
20 September 2015

Author: Stewart

An instrumentation engineer who enjoys photography and singing. Working in the West of Scotland; a member of St Mary's Cathedral Glasgow and Southwark Cathedral; and a volunteer guard/signalman on the Ffestiniog Railway in North Wales.

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