This blog is about our travels in our solar powered "Airstream" and living off grid, in our passive solar home, near Bancroft, Ontario, Canada.

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Tuesday, 6 October 2015


Yesterday we took a drive over to Burnstown after lunch.  This is a very small artistic community and we wanted to visit the Bittersweet gallery.

This gallery is dedicated to promoting Canadian artists and is full of every type of Canadian art from across the country. 

In the back is the Fog Run studio of Richard Gill. He has lived here since 1972 and does these incredible clay sculptures. He is a graduate of Sheridan College another connection to our past.

His work hangs in such notable places as the Kingston Hospital, Canadian Museum of Civilization, Queen's University, etc. Click on the image to enlarge it and see the detail in his work. We were fortunate to be there when he was holding his annual autumn tour. 

 Here you see a small farm homestead we passed yesterday; built from hand squared logs back in the 1800s but still used today lovingly maintained by the present owners. 

This area is rich in history, a passion of mine, and today we are off to Almonte another town with stories to share. First though we are going to aqua fit after our breakfast of homemade pumpkin scones.

Safe travels everyone and thanks for stopping by.

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