Last week, we had the privilege of hosting a couple of friends who came to visit from North Carolina. It was fun to take them around town and do some touristy type things. On Sunday night, we decided to visit the waterfront and to take tour on the Hamilton Waterfront Trolley. This trackless trolley follows along the 12 kilometers of shoreline of the western part of the harbour. There is lots to see and the trolley makes twelve stops along the way where you can get off and then back on. If you stay on the trolley for the whole tour it is about 80 minutes. Pretty good for the price which is $5.00 for adults and $3.00 for children (4-12) children 3 and under are free! The trip is suppose to be narrated but our conductor was rather silent. This was my only disappointment of the night, since we are new to the area it would have been great to hear some commentary about the great view along the way.
|Shelly and TJ smile as we start on our trip!|
|Caroline and Kelly sittin' pretty as we depart.|
|Fantastic murals by local elementary students decorate the docks.|
|The steel mills loom in the distance|
|Up close and personal with the SS Haida|
I loved all the murals by local students that adorned the warehouses along the docks. The fantastic colours were a wonderful surprise along the way. The kids were fascinated with the steel mills and ships in the distance. I really liked the HMCS Haida which has been named a National Historic Site and is the last remaining example of 27 Tribal Class Destroyer built between 1937 and 1945. It was huge and driving right up beside this large ship was fascinating. I wanted a picture of the massive anchor but I was on the wrong side of the trolley so I couldn't get a good shot. Maybe we will have to tour it at some point so it can have it's own post!
|Beautiful scenery along the trail|
|Heading toward Princess Point|
|Lots of birds along the way but most were too fast for my camera|