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Picturesque Perth

My fishing partner, David, and I discovered Perth  several years ago on our way back from the far north in Ontario. We were struck by the charm and beauty of this quiet backwater. Originally a defensive outpost on the Canadian river Tay, it developed into a stone-built industrial town using the river for its power. It prospered further when canals were built connecting it with the larger towns of the area. Now, the industry has faded away and the town has transformed itself into a visitors paradise. David was also struck by the quality of its icecream! Here is our photographic impression of Perth. Perhaps this will inspire you to visit it? Click on the pictures for greater detail.

Tribute to a champion jockey and his mount–a partnership of many years

This imaginative table is among the artifacts in Perth Museum. It must have been carved from a slice of a large tree trunk.

Don’t touch! Ethel was intrigued by the old doll’s house in the museum.

There are enormous carp in the canal

Nymphs arise!

Nymphs aloft

Ethel testing her bird recognition

The old mill

At the duty-free shop at the Candian border. We purchased a tee shirt, a lady’s winter jacket and a bottle of gin.


6 Responses

  1. A gorgeous place beautifully photographed.


    Sandy Troy

  2. it is beautiful, sorry i have not been to canada,when are you coming to visit the museum of the city of n.y. and me best regards ela shapiro

    • Ela. Nice to hear from you again. In between cruises, I have been in the museum several times but have not coincided with your days at the desk. What is your schedule? Ben

  3. A verybeautiful town. I had never heard of it.

    • John. Perth is oly about 40 miles north of the 1000 Islands. Just continue over the 1000 Islands bridge! Well worth the trip. Ben

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