Stratford

Last year I was surprised to find out that Stratford is only an hour from Guelph, where I go regularly, at least when things go well.  I got to Stratford no problem, but coming home, the highway was closed due to an emergency.   Then the 401 came to a standstill, then I got lost in Kitchener.   A one hour trip became three hours.   Stratford itself was lovely though.  I took my bike and rode along the river, and around the center of town.

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Entrance to the park.

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I like it.

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The theater and the swan.

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Taking a bow.

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Lumpy, gnarly old willow.

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The Shakespearean Garden.

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Most of the plants are ones that Shakespeare mentioned in his writings.   They also have to grow in our climate.

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The Bard himself.  It’s all about the Bard.

Today I went to Gananoque.  The Weather Network said it was going to be the nicest of my days off, so I went, expecting to sit by the water and enjoy the town, but it rained on and off all day.   I’ll try it again soon.

 

 

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