Kingston is known as the Limestone City, home to the Thousand Islands, and Canada's first Capital.
It is interesting to note that Canada was under French rule for 152 years, the British for 148 years and Canada for 100 years!
We were amazed at the number of streets named for the first Prime Minister, Sir John A Macdonald. We found Kingston a fascinating mix of cultural attractions, galleries and museums including Fort Henry, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. We were delighted to stumble upon Chez Piggy a well known restaurant tucked in behind Springers Market Square. For over 36 years the Pig as it is known locally has supported the home grown farming community. A foodies paradise.
It was an absolute nightmare driving on the 8 lane (one way) corridor out of Toronto and heading to Kingston. Johno managed exceedingly well, considering he was carrying a jittering wreck as a passenger!
We stayed in a comfortable B&B on the outskirts of downtown and on the bank of Lake Ontario. The only downside was the swarms of mayflies. Cyclists and pedestrians had faces and heads completely covered with scarves or nets as the nearer to the lake the worse the mayflies were. Our hostess said they were just a short lived phenomena.