Ottawa to Toronto - August 5, 2002

The ride from Ottawa to Toronto, including side trips along the Thousand Islands Parkway and to Sandbanks Provincial Park. With holiday traffic heavy on 401, I took a lot of Highway 2, the old Kings Highway. It was probably just as slow or slower, but more scenic and less frustrating. Arrival in Toronto was plenty frustrating, as the place was packed with the leftovers of the weekend crowd, and streets were closed, apparently for the filming of a movie.

Getting onto Highway 416 from Highway 417 near Ottawa. [800x600][1600x1200]

At the northern end of Highway 416. [800x600][1600x1200]

Southbound on 416. [800x600][1600x1200]

Now almost to the southern end, approaching Highway 401. [800x600][1600x1200]

Almost to 401. [800x600][1600x1200]

And now on 401. [800x600][1600x1200]

The first side excursion was to take the Thousand Islands Parkway for a while. [800x600][1600x1200]

Some of the Thousand Islands. [800x600][1600x1200]

More. [800x600][1600x1200]

This one has a name, and previously had military significance. [800x600][1600x1200]

More Thousand Islands. It is amazing how many houses are on these very small islands. In some places, it looks like the houses take almost the entire island. Apparently, the river level never rises much if at all or else these buildings could not survive. [800x600][1600x1200]

Still on the Thousand Islands Parkway, nearing the bridge to I-81 in New York. [800x600][1600x1200]

Another interstate sign in Canada. [800x600][1600x1200]

Now beyond Kingston, the bridge out onto the island (peninsula?) where Sandbanks Provincial Park is. [800x600][1600x1200]

Passing through the small town of Picton along the way. [800x600][1600x1200]

Lake Ontario beach at Sandbanks Provincial Park. [800x600][1600x1200]

Now heading back toward the main highways. [800x600][1600x1200]

To heavy traffic on 401. [800x600][1600x1200]
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