Just because I’m not on a ship doesn’t mean that I can’t have an amazing adventure. I decided to head to Canada to visit Ann and Cathy Scott, who live in Gananoque, Ontario, part of the 1000 Islands area. Today, we took a boat tour of the 1000 Islands on the Sea Prince II from Rockport, Ontario. As we sailed along we discovered exhilarating panoramic views and the rugged nature of the 1000 Islands. It was a beautiful sunny day and my camera was clicking away as we floated past numerous islands first on the Canadian side and then into US waters. On our travels we were able to see the statue dedicated to St. Lawrence who is the namesake of the river, sailed under the Canadian span of the Thousand Island bridge and past numerous islands. I learned that to be an island it must be one square meter in size, have one tree and stay above water for 365 days a year. The highlight of the tour was cruising to Alexandria Bay, NY to Heart Island where the grandest of all the Gilded Age Mansions, Boldt Castle, was built by George C. Boldt. When George C. Boldt was building the castle for his wife, she unfortunately passed away before the castle was completed. He stopped work on the castle never returned to the island. Such a sad story….. Tomorrow we are heading to Quebec City for my first visit to Quebec, may have some poutine, you never know…. Really looking forward to this visit!