Surprising nobody who has followed our blog, Kingston, Ontario is way better than Kingston, New York. This one is so hip that it actually has a pretty significant downtown street named The Tragically Hip Way, apparently honoring a local band of some renown in these parts. It’s possible that we are so tragically unhip that it’s a huge band we never knew existed, but we pulled up a music video and that seems unlikely. Either way, it’s a cool name for a street.
One thing we noticed immediately is how much Canadians love their flag. It’s everwhere. Most boaters have several of them. It’s a pretty cool flag, however, so we can’t blame them. We have a courtesy flag on the bow and like the look.
The International Boys of Mystery even took to the maple leaf with scarcely a whimper, although they peeled them off quickly after refusing to pose.
The heat and humidity mostly kept us inside today, but we ventured out for some mundane errands and dinner. Between us and Second Wave there are three Texans, so we tried the Lone Star “Tex-Mex” restaurant. It wasn’t nearly as bad as it could have been, and after a long stream of the same menus at small-town waterfront marinas (Clayton excepted) it actually was pretty good.
Tomorrow we will head west.