A Canary Flies North: ‘Home’ to Kingston, Ontario, my lovely ‘Limestone City’ and its familiar Environs

This is the last submission in ‘A Canary Flies North’ Canada 2014 series. Thanks to all readers for their interest. Watch for more ‘Ti Domnik Tales’, coming soon!

Canary Gal

The Kingston waterfront at Flora MacDonald Confederation Basin Marina has always been the perfect place to cool off.  The limstone structure is a martello tower was one of six built in the mid 1800's as part of a military defense system against the U.S.! The Kingston waterfront at Flora MacDonald Confederation Basin Marina  on Lake Ontario has always been the perfect place to cool off. The limestone structure is a Martello tower which was one of six built in the mid 1800’s as part of a then-military defense system against the U.S.!

Kingston's limestone City Hall was completed in 1841 and is a National Historic Site of Canada.  the nations's first Prime Minister, Sir John A. MacDonald lay in state in this building after he died in 1891. Kingston’s limestone City Hall was completed in 1841 and is a National Historic Site of Canada. The nation’s first Prime Minister, Sir John A. MacDonald lay in state in this building after he died in 1891. Kingston was the first capital of Canada!

By the time I arrived in Kingston, I was more than ready for a little down time around my old haunts.  Mind you, I had enjoyed every minute of my visit to Canada thus far.  Now, with few obligations, I simply wished to relax and take it easy before heading back to Dominica.

My first home in Canada never…

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4 comments on “A Canary Flies North: ‘Home’ to Kingston, Ontario, my lovely ‘Limestone City’ and its familiar Environs

  1. Jude says:

    Happy Birthday my friend. Keep well. xo

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    • gwendominica says:

      Thanks Jude, for remembering (as usual!) and for your kind words. I appreciate it very much. I had a wonderful weekend touring the north of Dominica. Of course, I’ll be writing about my latest adventures very soon! XO

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  2. Jude says:

    Archie and I spent the end of July and the beginning of August in Scotland on a 25th anniversary trip! It was so much fun! Glad you had fun travelling to Canada this month too! Miss you xo

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    • gwendominica says:

      Heartfelt congrat’s to you and Archie! Where has the time gone? Twenty-five years…seems like a long time. I wish you many more wonderful years together. I did have a fantastic time in Canada. Perhaps we can meet up during my next trip! XO

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