Old Quebec City + Fuji XT2 with Canon 24/2.8 SCC and Minolta Rokkor 58/1.4

In September 2017 my wife and I went to Old Quebec City for a three day visit to celebrate our 20th wedding anniversary.  This was my first time to Quebec City and our goal while visiting was to focus on the popular tourist destination of the Old Quebec City district.

For this trip we took the VIA Rail train from Ottawa to Old Quebec City.  Taking the train is a great way to travel.  It is very comfortable, relaxing and quiet.  Our time going through both Ottawa and Quebec City train stations were very quick and enjoyable.  The route from Ottawa to Quebec City has several stops, so a one-way trip takes approximately six hours.  Six hours may seem like a long time, but on the ride back it gave me ample time to work on my laptop to cull and edit my photographs from our three day visit to Old Quebec City. Continue Reading →

MOSAICANADA 150 – The Gatineau Garden of 2017

Mid September 2017 my wife and I visited the popular MOSAICANADA 150 garden in Gatineau, Quebec.  This unique and impressive garden was created as part of the popular Canada 150 years of history celebrations.  The garden is located in the “Parc Jacques-Cartier” (Jacques-Cartier Park) next to the Alexandra Bridge.  Here is a Google Map link to the exact location. 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 →