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July 11 – Pelee Island

11 Jul

Dennis wanted to leave the anchorage bright and early this morning but I slept in until 7:30! I am on holidays after all, so I didn’t feel too guilty. We left as soon as I got up and were tied up at Scudder Marine by 10:00. Dennis got my bike out for me immediately and I drove around the entire island (30 km – very flat and pretty) and did some sightseeing.

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The school has nine children from K to 8 (five of the kids are in kindergarten!) and three teachers. The high school kids have to go to the mainland unless they do some distance education and two students are actually getting their high school diploma on-line.

I had to take a picture of the shoe tree – modern art on Pelee Island!

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After lunch and a swim at the beach (the water is really warm), we ventured off to the Pelee Island Winery and had the tour! It was very interesting and we sampled five different types of wine. We had to ride our bikes back (another 9 km) and Dennis was a bit whiny because his bike is so small (the wheels are about the size of dinner plates) so I volunteered to drive it back. Huge mistake! I can see why he is so slow getting anywhere – you have to pedal like a crazy person to get anywhere! Needless to say, I won’t be volunteering to do that again. 🙂

As you can see, “Old Pink” has made an appearance…
Anyway, we had lots of fun and I will tour the island again tomorrow before we go back to the anchorage and do some real swimming before we head out to Cleveland early Friday morning.

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  1. John & Brenda

    July 12, 2012 at 8:32 am

    Hi there –
    Really enjoying your trip as a electronic stowaway!

    Talked to you in the evening at Tobermory, on Canada Day. Where are your friends from Kenosha WI, their boat name escapes me right now. Do they have a blog also?

     

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