Thursday, August 13, 2015

2015 - Cobourg / Kingston Summary

Duration: 3 days (Civic long weekend, left on Saturday, returned on Monday)
Cost: $307.89 in accommodations, $35.85 in admissions (Fort Murney, 1000 Islands Tower)
Distance Driven: 617 km (Toronto, Cobourg, Kingston, Gananoque, and back to Toronto)

This was probably one of the more relaxing trips that we have been on where we weren't waking up early and scrambling to get to places.  At the same time, I would say that I didn't feel like we did much that was worth telling people to go out of their way to visit.

Highlights (in no particular order):

Cobourg Sandcastle Festival, while this wasn't as large as I expected, I still enjoyed it.  I normally only see sandcastles at the CNE, so it was a nice change especially since it wasn't just open to professionals, but it is open to anyone who wanted to go and make something awesome.  One of the sandcastles that we saw unfortunately fell down 2 times and they gave up.

Inside Out from Cobourg's Sandcastle Festival.
Lowlights (in no particular order):

Dianne's Fish Shack & Smokehouse, I simply didn't enjoy the food here especially for the price.  I know that I would have much rather have gone back to Captain George's for fish and chips again and would have liked it a lot more.

Ceviche sampler on the left, fish tacos on the right.
Must try food places:

Tyrone Mills, come for the tarts and ice cream and enjoy the area.

Tarts (lemon on the left, raspberry delight on the right) from Tyrone Mills.
Olympus Burger, I really enjoyed the Ares burger that I got here even though it had a bit too much peppercorn in it.

Hermes Burger at Olympus Burger
What would I change?

I honestly don't think any changes to the itinerary is necessary.  The stops during this trip were well planned out and I didn't think we really overstayed anywhere.