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I am retired and exploring the world on foot, by canoe and kayak. You see and experience much more this way. No luxury resorts on some tropical beach for me.
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Nice winter shot Steve I like the natural colours too.

Greetings, Cathy

Wonderful shot Steve great colour and great lighting.

Greetings from Ottawa, Cathy

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Hi Steve - A friend's family used to own that island straight ahead, which was Cosy Island in those days, but not sure if it's been renamed. We always called this rock "Salmon Rock" due to it's shape (as seen from the lake) and the pink granite colour, especially when it caught the sun. We used to swim from the island to this rock when we were kids. When he passed, we sprinkled his ashes here, in memory of the times we'd spent at the lake. Thanks for the beautiful picture.

Hi Steve, Elders of the community say it was used as an engine for a saw mill. It must have been driven there on an old logging road. All this would have been before the creation of Centennial Lake in 1967. Nice photo. Great work all round!

The Chemong Causeway got very little maintenance. It got a new layer of logs when it got water logged. I do not know when it got built, but is was a long time ago, in a very rural area. I had an uncle that rode across it in the 1950's on a motor cycle. He took a picture of himself on it. The logs varried a great deal in length and diameter, what ever came out of the woods was used. When the causeway was removed, log sections were taken away by cottagers for docks. They were very crude. I remember seeing a few along the lakes. The log cribs for the Rice lake railway bridge are still there and are a hazzard to boat taffic. All that is out of my back yard, I have very little other knowledge of it. You can still find all of the above, if you know where to look. I suspect a low flying plane in the spring when the water is the clearest will reveal the most.

Internet, or as it was known "the information highway" is a two way street and as you come physically upon a new landscape you meet its history on your electronic device. The oncoming traffic is the history which you watch out for, respect and take note all the time while on the road. I am a traveller and believe that there is a history or a "reason" for everything that I encounter on my physical highway whether I carry a camera or not. One does not have time to reason everything seen and for personal satisfaction one needs to be selective on the history to pursue. I try to intelligently observe, but sometimes I "hunt" sites such as former Ontario Land Registry offices because I have been in some of them while they were used for their original purposes. Their history in not well disclosed in public documents, but these buildings are small footnotes, commas, in the architectural and social history of Ontario.

Dear Mariano, thank you very much for your kind visit. Many greetings Agathe

Steve, I don't know who you are, but you sure take great photographs. I love the area north of Kingston, and my husband and I used to rent a cottage on Lake Sydenham. He was an RMC and Queen's grad and had fallen in love with the area many years ago. Ain't retirement great? Cheers from Ottawa.

Brenda Turner

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