On the first full day of our camping trip last week, we left Lake Ontario and drove up to Alexandria Bay - on the Saint Lawrence River and right next to the Canadian border.
We didn't have a firm plan, but we decided to take a boat tour. We chose one of the shorter ones - that passes some of the 'cottages' in Millionaire's Row and then briefly crosses the Canadian border before returning.
Some of the holiday homes are huge and magnificent, others are tiny, one was even looking like it had just collapsed.
There were other things to see from the boat - ospreys (including one flying by with its dinner!), the bridge across the islands to Canada, and a Canadian tour boat (they didn't wave back!).
At the end of the boat trip we took the opportunity to disembark at Boldt Castle - built in 1904 but never lived in due to the untimely death of the wife of its owner. It is a continuing work of renovation, but quite stunning.
In more recent news, our visitors made it back from their trip to the Berkshires this evening - it sounds like they've had a great time - even if the journey back here was a little more eventful than they might have liked!