Staycation, Interrupted

Without a doubt, 2020 is the year of the staycation. Don’t need to explain why.

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But… being stuck at home since March, with nary a change in scenery, was starting to grate on us. What about a short road trip? Somewhere not too far, with decent scenery, decent food, relatively low Covid infection rates, and most importantly, no kids.

So, my wife and I decided to head out to Québec City, only a 4½-hour drive away from home in Ottawa. Checks all the boxes, to be certain. We even brought our bikes along to allow us to cover more ground in less time when wandering around. Thankfully, the weather cooperated!

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It’s a sign


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There’s a story behind every sign; you just know that something happened before the sign was there that prompted the powers-that-be to put one up. In order to prevent another something.

The signs say all sorts of things:

  • Danger

  • You’re not welcome

  • Don’t do something

  • We’re watching you

Or, all of the above.

Of course, not all signs actually need words or pictograms or even a signboard itself.


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The Sleeping Giant

The Sleeping Giant is a formation of mesas and sills on Sibley Peninsula which resembles a giant lying on its back when viewed from the west to north-northwest section of Thunder Bay, Ontario. (Wikipedia)

I had to squint to see it. But it’s there.

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