Friday, September 03, 2010

Pointe du Moulin

One of the first visits we made was to Pointe du Moulin which is located at the tip of Ile Perrot.  The mill dates back to 1705 and we were given a guided tour inside to hear how the flour was milled and the life of the miller and his family.



Just to the side of the mill is the family home.  During the summer, bread is made on the premises.  The guides in both buildings were very informative and it was interesting to hear all about the history.



DD2 took some time to have a look for fossils in amongst the rocks and shells, but wasn't lucky to find one.  (Recognize the hat?)



Looking over the St. Lawrence River you could make out the skyline of Montreal in the distance...



It was a lovely way to spend a few hours and there was something enjoyable for everyone.

Until next time...

9 comments:

Shirley said...

Beautiful photography Jane. Have you seen the windmill being restored at Meir Heath (on the roundabout that takes you to Meir/Blythe Bridge)?
Shirley

Contented Caroline said...

Looks fabulous Jane. Glad you all had a great time. How I would love to go back to Canada one day.

Leah said...

I always love coming to visit your blog. I always get excited when your posts pop up on my blog roll. Your photos are always so beautiful. They make me feel like I am there.

Thimbleanna said...

Wow. Beautiful photos Jane! Just Gorgeous -- thanks for sharing!

Needled Mom said...

The pictures are just gorgeous!!! They could be in a book.

sewkalico said...

Glad you're back! Just catching up on all your posts I missed and all your stunning photos!!

Janet said...

The mill and home look very interesting. Was the bread tasty?

MARCIE said...

Great photos, and LOVE the hat!

Kitty said...

Lovely images Jane, but that last photo is just gorgeous.

Good to see your youngest wearing her cap, too! x