Saturday, August 23, 2014

The hornblower

Dear travel diary;


Today I find myself aboard the hornblower.  A great boat ride under the falls in Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada. The sound of the roaring water is impressive.  The mist spraying on our faces.  What a great experience. 


I've never seen the falls from this angle.  It's so big!


Sincerely Nestor the Gnome


Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Night life in Niagara Falls

Dear travel diary;

Today I find myself visiting Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada.   An exciting place,  full of things to do.   A walk along the famous Clifton hill is full of museums and horror shops. In fact we even saw one of the haunted houses catch on fire!  Later we saw the hydro electric generation station.  The most impressive was the Brock monument.

In the evening we even watched the fireworks over the falls!

Sincerely Nestor the Gnome

Monday, August 11, 2014

Over the falls

Dear travel diary;

Today I find myself visiting the amazing niagara falls in Ontario, Canada.  With a 180 foot drop there is a lot of water flowing over it. The sound of it is breath taking.

With all that rushing water,  it kind of makes me want to pee.

Sincerely Nestor the Gnome

A night at the Military College in Toronto

Dear travel diary;

Today I find myself spending a night on the beautiful campus of the Military College in Toronto, Ontario.   The grounds are as beautiful as the architecture.

Even though there is a wedding being hosted, we are in for a restful night sleep.

Sincerely Nestor the Gnome

Plan B for the great car trip across Ontario

Dear travel diary;

Today I find myself implementing plan b. Due a motorcycle break down,  our great trip across Ontario, has changed to a great car trip.


No mechanical problem will stop us!


Sincerely Nestor the Gnome

Ice cream in Kingston

Dear travel diary;

Today we find ourselves eating ice cream at centennial park in Kingston, Ontario.  And the best part is the local band "the greater unwashed" is playing down town. 

A wonderful day while we wait for the bike to be repaired. 

Sincerely Nestor the Gnome

A break down in Kingston

Dear travel diary;

Today a terrible thing happened during our ride to Kingston, Ontario.  We had a major break down on the motorcycle!  All the back spokes broke on the rear tire. Thankfully no one was hurt and the bike was able to pull safely to the side of the road.  A quick internet search provided a local repair shop.  The guys from Motor Sport Plus came, picked up the bike and rescued us from the side of the road.


Let's just hope the repairs are completed quickly so we can continue with our trip.


Sincerely Nestor the Gnome

The great bike trip through Ontario

Dear travel diary;

Today we set off for our great motorcycle trip across Ontario, Canada.  Starting in Ottawa, our first rest stop and most importantly our first ice cream stop is in Smith Falls.

Time to hit the open road and put the travel into this traveling gnome! 

Sincerely Nestor the Gnome

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Climbing to the top of the Azores

Dear travel diary;

Today I find myself to the top of the Azores.  It's a beautiful volcanic island of the coast of Portugal.  After a beer or two, we took the long trek up the side of the mountain to the monument at the top.  From up here you have a great view of the coast line and harbour below.

Now for the long trek down the mountain.  I should have brought more beer.

Sincerely Nestor the Gnome


Thursday, November 7, 2013

A drive through Algonquin park

Dear travel diary;

Today I find myself driving through Algonquin park.  A beautiful drive through many small towns along Hwy 60.  But make sure you have a full tank of gas.  There isn't any gas stations once you hit the entrance of the park.

If you keep a keen eye on the road, you'll find all kinds of things.  Everything from a monument of the Avro Arrow, careless bears who'll sit on you, to even mouse nibbling on the grass next to the road!

  Sincerely Nestor the Gnome