Waupoos Photo Journal

Let me describe Waupoos, Ontario for you. Waupoos includes the small island, which is mostly a sheep farm, and the small hamlet of Waupoos which is north of the island on the mainland in Prince Edward County on Prince Edward Bay in Lake Ontario.

We anchored on the west side of the island and took our dinghy for about a 15 minute ride to the public dock next to the marina when we wanted to get to that area.

There are about 4 main highlights to see when in Waupoos, as described in the Ports Cruising Guide:
1. The Waupoos Estates Winery (30 minute dinghy ride to their dock)
2. The County (hard) Cider Company (20 minute walk from the winery)
3. The Duke of Marysburgh Pub and Bistro (15 minute walk from the marina)
4. The Black River Cheese Factory (40 minute dinghy ride across the bay and up the Black River to the dock)

There are apparently also some studios of local artists and artisans to visit around the county.

We were at Waupoos from Thursday evening until Monday morning, Canada Day. We were almost totally rained in at the sailboat on Friday except for breakfast out at the marina, at the Blue Moose Cafe.

On Saturday and Sunday we were very active and visited all of the above key spots, as well as taking a walk around to island to see some of the sheep! We had a GREAT time and I’ve taken the following pictures to commemorate our adventures!

Saturday, June 29, 2013
The Waupoos Estates Winery

Here's where we docked at the winery.  When it was time to go back to our sailboat, a wedding ceremony was just starting on the dock and we had to wait about 30 minutes to get to our dinghy.

Here’s where we docked at the winery. When it was time to go back to our sailboat, a wedding ceremony was just starting on the dock and we had to wait about 30 minutes to get to our dinghy.

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This rooster was very vocal!

This rooster was very vocal!

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Rick makes friends as I take pictures.

Rick makes friends as I take pictures.

The County Cider Company

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There are many cyclists in Prince Edward County.  The cider company is a key stopping point for the riders.  They have an outdoor oven for pizzas.  We had one for lunch.  Yummy!

There are many cyclists in Prince Edward County. The cider company is a key stopping point for the riders. They have an outdoor oven for pizzas. We had one for lunch. Yummy!

The cidery building is from the late 1800's.  beautiful!

The cidery building is from the late 1800’s. beautiful!

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Walking back to the winery from the cidery.  The county roads are very quiet.  Perfect for cycling.

Walking back to the winery from the cidery. The county roads are very quiet. Perfect for cycling.

When we got back to the winery and our dinghy at the dock, a wedding ceremony was taking place.

When we got back to the winery and our dinghy at the dock, a wedding ceremony was taking place.

Waiting for the wedding to finish so we can get to the dock.

Waiting for the wedding to finish so we can get to the dock.

Still waiting...

Still waiting…

Gifts we bought for when we get home.  Hmmm...wonder who gets the pink one?

Gifts we bought for when we get home. Hmmm…wonder who gets the pink one?

The Duke of Marysburgh Pub and Bistro

It doesn't look like much but the cuisine is Ooh, la, lah!

It doesn’t look like much but the cuisine is Ooh, la, lah!

We had Village Greek Salad, baked Samosas, and local beer/cider on tap.  The owner/chef is from France and very proud of her menu.

We had Village Greek Salad, baked Samosas, and local beer/cider on tap. The owner/chef is from France and very proud of her menu.

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On our walk to the dock...

On our walk to the dock…

still walking...

still walking…

...local flora...

…local flora…

Sunday, June 30, 2013
The Black River Cheese Factory

Our parking spot.  No meter.

Our parking spot. No meter.

This is a VERY popular hotspot.  They make and sell amazing cheese.  Their other specialty is ice cream.  The cone were huge!

This is a VERY popular hotspot. They make and sell amazing cheese. Their other specialty is ice cream. The cones were huge!

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Parking lot as seen from above.

Parking lot as seen from above.

Across the street was a barn selling crafty stuff.  Rick loved to watch the shoppers in amazement at what they buy.

Across the street was a barn selling crafty stuff. Rick loved to watch the shoppers in amazement at what they buy.

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On the ride home.

On the ride home.

A splashy ride.

A splashy ride.

Waupoos Island (Noisy) Sheep

There was a dirt rode around the island.  No cars but some farm machinery.  on our walk we saw lots of lambs like this one.

There was a dirt rode around the island. No cars but some farm machinery. on our walk wwe saw lots of lambs like this one.

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I'm looking forward to making some paintings of sheep in pastures when I get home as part of my farm paintings series.

I’m looking forward to making some paintings of sheep in pastures when I get home as part of my farm paintings series.

More inspiration for paintings.

More inspiration for paintings.

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Hope you have a better picture in your mind of this beautiful Ontario place after seeing this photo journal!
Next time I’ll tell about our trip back to Kingston and our wonderful anchorage there!

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One Response to Waupoos Photo Journal

  1. Tracey Lillis says:

    keep the beautiful pictures and stories coming- so enjoying following your travels! Love Tracey

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