Our first stop was Westport, a quaint community overlooking Upper Rideau Lake, that has just been named as a UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITE. The Cove Inn has been welcoming guests for over 100 years.
We were lucky to find a free table with a magnificent view and sat back to enjoy a cold one and a yummy lunch.
Heading back south, we stopped in to visit friends who own Bedford Mills, which they lovingly restored. It served as a working mill during the late 1800's, but was shut down in 1916. During the 1950's the 'power house' was used as a general store. It is now used as a workshop, with the mill itself turned into their home. It has 3 levels that are accessible by a circular iron staircase.
I was lucky enough to witness a visit from a tame (to them) blue heron. He lets them approach but is more weary of unknown people. He did sit still long enough for a 'photo shoot', though.
We rounded the day off with another meal out at our favourite Japanese restaurant, where we tucked into tempura and sashimi.
It was a perfect day and we thoroughly enjoyed all the forks in the road!