Having grown up in a family of sailors, I love being near the water, and if I happen to visit a waterfront town, I always find myself drawn to the harbour, where I know I will feel relaxed. Back in May, when Mike and I spent the weekend in Windsor, I convinced him to stop in Leamington, Ontario on the way there. Leamington is a municipality in Essex County, Ontario, Canada, and what I found interesting (when I googled it on the way there) is that the municipality includes Point Pelee, which is the southernmost point of mainland Canada.
Leamington is also known as the “Tomato Capital of Canada” because of the huge H.J. Heinz Company factory and the fields upon fields of tomato crops. This was very exciting for Mikey because he is a ketchup freak! Not a single meal is eaten at our table without the requisite bottle of ketchup present, and preferably Heinz Ketchup. I even called ahead to see if they did tours of the Heinz factory, but unfortunately that tradition ended years ago.
When we reached the harbour, we found a beautiful spot with a boardwalk, benches, little restaurants, a marina, and a small beach. It was a beautiful day, and the clear sky and the water surrounded us with the colour blue, but it seemed everywhere you looked there was also a splash of red from the lightposts to the legs and arms of the benches to the railing that lined the boardwalk. I found these splashes of a bright primary colour made for great photo ops, and both Mike and I wandered around snapping photos. Here are two of my favorites.
I would love to go back there again some day and experiment more with this railing and the whole vanishing point aspect. That was the day we were on our way to the casino in Windsor though, so Mike was in a bit of a rush! Go figure!! LOL