Sunday, July 24, 2016
Chapter 30 - Montreal to Association Island, Henderson, New York
Our original plans were to spend a few nights at a campground somewhere in the 1000 Islands area on the New York side preferably. Unfortunately this being a July weekend with good weather projected, all of the campgrounds in both countries that we contacted were full. We ended up booking a KOA campground at an interesting location out on an island in Lake Ontario, but its location was considerably below the 1000 Islands area and a 4-1/2 hour drive from Montreal. Here again the drive was mostly on the Trans-Canada Highway with views of flat farmlands. The only really spectacular views occurred while crossing the bridge over the St. Lawrence River into the USA and they lasted but seconds and no photos could be taken.
This photograph of Kathy and Cabo was taken shortly after our arrival and it shows to some degree just how windy we found our first day out on the island. The temperatures were in the high 80s so the rather high winds were a welcome relief. As the photo of our campsite shows at the beginning of this chapter, the winds prevented us from putting down our awning.
Other than leaving our trailer and our new home for a short while to purchase some needed supplies including propane, we spent the rest of the day relaxing around our trailer. One thing that I did spend some time researching was what and where we were going to spend time traveling tomorrow morning. While both Kathy and I have been to the Adirondacks Mountains in Northern New York and we have spent time in the Lake George area of New York State, we have never visited or even discussed what we would see and do on the eastern edge of Lake Ontario. We finally both agreed that we would simply drive up along the coastline and see what we might find.
We returned back to our campsite by early afternoon content once again to just relax. Tomorrow our plan is to drive south in New York State down into the well known Finger Lakes region where we plan to spend the next three nights