Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Thousand Islands

Some years back Amalie and I took a small cruise ship from Rhode Island, around the tip of Manhattan Island, up the Hudson River, into the Erie Canal, eventually into Lake Ontario, and down the St. Lawrence River. The Thousand Islands were a wonder to behold, and while these photos are not ours (most taken from the air) they certainly are worth seeing.

The Thousand Islands are a chain of islands that straddle the U.S-Canada border in the Saint Lawrence River as it emerges from the northeast corner of Lake Ontario. The islands stretch for about 50 mi (80 km) downstream from Kingston, Ontario.

The number of islands was determined using the criteria that any island must be above water level for 365 days per year, bigger than one square foot (roughly 900 cm²), and support at least one tree or shrub.
The area is very popular among vacationers, campers, and boaters, and is often referred to as the 'fresh water boating capital of the world.'

Humor -


An insect that makes you like flies better.

Grape with a sunburn.

Something you tell to one person at a time.

A bunch of bones with the person scraped off.


  1. I remember visiting http://www.boldtcastle.com/ as a kid. Thanks for that!

  2. Gorgeous homes, gorgeous places to live. Do the banks have to float a loan for those?

  3. How lovely! Oscar and I have talked abut taking such a trip (heading from the Michigan direction). He loves being on the water.