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Port Colborne Canal Days and a Bike Race

i feel so far behind on blogging! i’m going to start with this weekend and work my way backwards over the next couple weeks to get back into the swing of things. that way when i go to the HLS #2, i will feel like a real blogger.


so yesterday, we drove about 2 hours west to the quaint little town of Port Colborne for a bike race jon had signed up for. Port Colborne is right on Lake Erie and the Welland Canal (and the welland river, i think), and this weekend was “Canal Days”, which is a festival of tall ships. This meant that all the lift bridges were raised (i no longer can love lift bridges anymore! now i just find them annoying), and getting around town was a bit (ok, a lot) of a challenge. nevertheless, it was a pretty fun day.


while jon prerode the racecourse, i walked around town. i came across a lot of antique type cars.
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i’m a bit of a bridge nerd (another post on that to follow, soon!) so i had to capture these.
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port colborne is a pretty cute place.

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on my walk, i saw a non-tall-ship-ship
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i didn’t take a whole lot of pictures at the actual race. on the left is right before the starting line. jon is in the university of waterloo jersey. he came in 1st in the single speed men’s category on the right (in the middled, with the ridiculously large medal)
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then we went to check the festival out and see more of the town.

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the festival itself was a little disappointing. all of the tall ships (there were only 3!) were docked and none of them had their actual sails up. the rest of it was mostly just your average small town fair fare. there were also a whole lot of people. we did see one interesting thing while at dairy queen after the fair (it was WICKED HOT and i needed ice cream, stat)


check out this teeny tiny house! it has it’s own little sort-of driveway, and a deck (which is probably the size of the rest of the house). also note the air conditioning. it has it’s own electrical hookup and a house number completely separate from the white house on the right, which led us to believe that it actually is completely it’s own house, but we were unsure.

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August 2, 2010 at 5:01 pm
  • August 5, 2010 at 8:59 pmJane @ Sweet Basil Kitchen

    Glad you are back blogging…just in time for HLS! I was on standby and finally got in. Yeah!

    • August 9, 2010 at 6:37 amhaya

      look forward to meeting you there

  • August 31, 2010 at 3:15 pmLeah Bean

    I love the little house! That’s awesome. I hear that there are a lot of little houses in the Toronto area. Or at least, that’s my impression from the ones I’ve heard about. Does it have to do with high prices for real estate?

    • August 31, 2010 at 5:46 pmhaya

      i’ve actually never seen a little house like this one before! i’ve seen sheds in people’s yards that look like they might be “add ons” but never a completely separate home… i wish i could have met the person who lived inside.

      house prices in port colborne are actually super reasonable but i guess it is possible that it was all they could afford. or maybe just all they needed, really. i think most peoples’ home are entirely too big.

  • October 16, 2012 at 7:14 pmWinston Kominek

    This specific artile I just read about forbes about Aol! is proper in. Get Marissa.

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