Kingston Penitentiary Museum

In September 2018 my father and I did a road trip to Kingston to participate in the thorough 2.5hr tour of the Kingston Penitentiary Museum.  This tour is very well spoken of and we learned why.  It is very well ran and very interesting.  What helped make the tour so good was the retired staff that worked as tour guides in various areas of the prison.  To listen to them talk about first hand experiences when they were employed at the prison added an incredible amount of detail and interest to the tour. Continue Reading →

Montreal City – Fuji XT2 + Fuji 10-24/F4

In the summer of 2016 my family went for a short sight seeing vacation to Montreal City.  Since this was our first trip to Montreal, we kept things simple by staying at a hotel downtown that was just a short walk from Old Montreal.

With camera in hand, I enjoyed searching for interesting architecture (of which there was plenty) and interesting vantage points.  For this trip I took a couple lenses however I found that I only used the excellent street/architecture/landscape lens, the stabilized Fuji 10-24mm F4. Continue Reading →

1000 Island Boat Tour + Boldt Castle

In early July 2017 my wife and I spent a day in the area of the scenic 1000 Islands.  During our visit, home base was the pretty little town of Gananoque.   A picturesque town in the 1000 Islands area of the St. Lawrence River.

While in Gananoque we used the services of Gananoque Boat Line and enjoyed the very comfortable 5 hour boat tour they offer called “Boldt Castle Stopover Cruise“.  This tour entailed a 90 minute boat ride to the famous American Boldt Castle, almost 2 hours to explore Boldt Castle and a 90 minute boat ride back to Gananoque. Continue Reading →