On our way to Alexandria, NY, next to the Canadian border, we passed this sign that I had to capture on film:
1,000 Islands Boat Tour
A two-nation tour in â€œUncle Samâ€ boats
1,000 islands or more, the guide glibly gloats.
Some islandsÂ smaller than our Philly condominium,
like a string of beads in a watery continuum.
Beautiful houses resting on rocky ground:
boats, docks, water garages can readily be found.
Nestled among the just-changing autumn leaves,
near romantic Boldt Castle with its European eaves.
The St. Lawrence River barely ripples beneath the boat.
The crew navigates the waters; we gaze as we float.
Living on the water is a different kind of life.
Maybe the flowing river erases daily strife.
The river seems welcoming and serenely calm;
drifting on the water——a relaxing balm.
P.S. While visiting Boldt Castle, which was on an island that was somewhat heart-shaped, our friends took a picture of Alan & me next to the heart-shaped flower bed.