So we went on our last RPod adventure to another of the St Lawrence Parks, this one called Ivy Lea. It's right at the base of the Thousand Islands Bridge. You actually go under the bridge to get to some of the unserviced campsites and the beach. We thought we would hear a lot of traffic noise from the trucks but either they close the bridge or the border at night because it was actually quite quiet, during the day you would hear the trucks especially when they left the bridge decking and hit the road. It was a nice little park, very close to the City of Gananoque, many of the unserviced sites have beautiful views of the St Lawrence. It was the last weekend that the park was open. We arrived on Wednesday and it seemed as if we very nearly had the park to ourselves, but by Friday the park was pretty packed. Many of the seasonal campers had fairly large family gatherings on the Saturday and Sunday what with it being Canadian Thanksgiving.
|My site, there's a loop of unserviced sites behind this site.|
|Thousand Islands Bridge|
|View from a walk-in campsite|
|View from an unserviced campsite|
|Cross walk from the library|
We also hiked up the escarpment at Landon Bay, the trailhead is on the other side of the parkway from the pullout. We took the wrong trail to get to the lookout but we had a nicer hike around the shoreline of the bay. It was rather rocky but in the end we did make it up to the lookout as the trails cross.
|Landon Bay and the Thousand Islands Parkway|
|Liam wondering why I can't walk faster!|
|Inlet near the temporary dock|
|Ivy Lea Beach with a diver in the water (on the right)|
|Can you see him?|
On our last day camping, my sisters and I went to the Thousand Island Sky Tower. We booked online thinking it would be busy and many places right now require advance booking so they can control the numbers. We were lucky and there was only a few other people when we were there. A larger group was arriving as we were leaving.
|US Border, only 1 kilometer (0.6 of a mile) from the tower.|
|Some of the Thousand Islands|
So our last camping trip of the season was coming to an end, we were lucky to have great fall weather on this trip. It was warm enough I could have brought shorts, although I was glad for my fleece jacket in the evenings and even my winter vest on the first night. We only ate inside for one breakfast and had a fire every night. I think Liam and Teddy enjoyed themselves although they find it a bit hard to wrestle and run around on their tie out chains. I had one package of the chemicals to make the fire coloured so we used that in our last campfire. The coloured fire doesn't photograph all that well but it was pretty, blue and green with some purple.
|COVID vacation selfie|
|Podrick backed into his winter home.|