Sunday, October 11, 2015

Stop 4 and Beyond: Letterkenny Road, Quadeville and so on ...

I hope you have been enjoying our 7.5 hour journey to the cottage to some degree at least. What I am calling stop 4 wasn't so much a stop, but it was a bit of a detour, so I am sharing it regardless.

Shortly after departing Brudenell, we found Letterkenny Road and followed it to Quadeville. This is a scene from the early part of that section. I couldn't resist stopping the car to grab this shot, which shows the geography of much of this section of Ontario.


I had been keeping my eye out for the Letterkenny Evangelical United Brethren Church and Cemetery, so when I glimpsed it off to the left, I pulled over.


We then continued on our way to the hamlet of Quadeville, the reason being that it was reputed to contain a hideaway of Al Capone's although it is not known if he ever actually got there. There is some documentation for this, and the locals certainly believe it or at least promote it.

I doubted that we would find it, and I was right. We did go back one day with our relatives, but we didn't find it then either. Actually, I think we were in the right place, but we decided not to ignore the No Trespassing sign. We chickened out, and, in retrospect, I am disappointed in us.

This is the general store in Quadeville. Inside is a corner devoted to Al's cabin, and they did give us directions, but that No Trespassing sign .... Argh!


This is another shot that I took in Quadville on that second day.


From there, we had about another hour to drive to Bancroft where we would stop and grab a bite. This is Schutt, taken from the moving car. If memory serves, that white church was Lutheran.


We did eventually arrive in Bancroft where we did a bit of grocery shopping and a bit of munching in the park with the York River in the background. I guess that qualified as stop 5, but I also guess that it doesn't qualify for a separate blog post.


After the long but extremely pleasant trip, the cottage barn was there to greet us ... as always. And I suppose that was stop 6, but aren't you glad that I am showing some restraint?



10 comments:

Mage said...

Yes, I can see why you like to stretch out your drive. Delightful.

ADRIAN said...

These are very photogenic towns. Looks as if they are on their last legs but still they make for good images.

TexWisGirl said...

love your barn. :) and love the plants all over those old gas pumps! i obey no trespassing signs here in texas, for sure.

Shammickite said...

The gas pumps are great, always nice to see the old ones that have survived. Too bad that you didn't find the cabin. No Trespassing signs are a bit daunting, you never know if there's a big dog with a lot of sharp teeth waiting to welcome you.

Donna said...

Geeez! Beautiful country Ac! Love the flowers growing by the building!
hughugs

Kathleen's Blog said...

Gorgeous photos and a beautiful day for driving. But if that barn was part of my destination, I'm afraid I would want to get there in less than 7.5 hours----beautiful!!! Thank you for sharing.

EG CameraGirl said...

Your drive to the cottage was fun! Thanks for taking us along. ;)

Dave Rushton said...

We were in Bancroft twice this week. The drive to Barrie was incredible. Love that route. I am not Dave. I'm a person with no laptop and no Chromebook.

Mary Gilmour said...

Thanks for the picaresque posts. As usual, your landscape and colour shots are great quality and greatly enjoyed.
Did not know that you had identical twin grandsons, joined at the foot. Hmm.

Brad Adams said...

Al Capones cabin is completely and utterly covered in porcupine shit. Its very cool, ill give it that, but nevertheless every square inch covered in animal feces.