Despite a great invitation from some friends, I’m spending Canada Day alone. While it isn’t one of the big holidays, going down and taking pictures of the festivities definitely felt really lonely. I kind of wish I was around family this weekend.
I went down to Blockhouse Island early this morning and got to see them setting up. Once the gates officially opened, I watched some of the dock dogs do some practice jumps, listened to some live music, and enjoyed some over priced water and juice. One of the frustrating things this morning was the Hercules fly over. It wasn’t really well organized and with only one quick fly over it disappeared into the distance. Many people sat and waited, hoping it would turn around and make one more pass. It wasn’t announced well, there was little warning, despite how loud the plane is, and then it was gone, leaving many people noticeably disappointed.
The whole Riverfest/Canada Day event is pretty small in Brockville, and there isn’t much for someone of my age to do. It is definitely geared towards families with very young children. I did get a free half serving of soup for free from Subway, and a deck of Casino used cards from OLG, so I can’t complain too much. When all is said and done, I think I received decent value for the five dollars I paid to get in.
I’m looking forward to seeing the fireworks display tonight, but Bill, the person I’m renting a room from, has warned me not to expect much, and that I will probably enjoy seeing Ogdensburg’s display more on July 4th despite it being across the St. Lawrence river.
As usual, I’ve uploaded the pictures I took to my Flickr account – http://www.flickr.com/digitallifenews