1000 Islands constitute an archipelago of almost 1900 small islands that straddle the Canada-USA border on the St Lawrence River as it emerges from Lake Ontario. We enjoyed meandering down lonely roads adjacent to the river. Often the road joined one island to another by causeways or small bridges. It was a huge relief to get away from the exhausting traffic congestion of Toronto.
As dusk fell we could only see the glimmer of fairy lights from the rustic summer cottages dotted on these islets. The seaway is a fisherman's playground especially for Big Bass. It is a kayaking and boating paradise. Cyclists and hikers enjoy quiet pathways away from the main roads.
I was astonished to see huge swathes of emerald green lawns sprawling down to the river's edge. Huge stately mansions were interspersed by smaller cottages. I guess everyone knows where their boundary is, as there were no fences, hedges or walls delineating each property. South Lancaster is a quiet pretty village with very beautiful homes overlooking the river. Spring had arrived after a bleak winter and window boxes were filled with petunias, begonias and pansies.