In addition to the Celtic Roots Festival, we had a few small adventures in August and September. In August we went back to Val David, QC to the pottery show: 1001 Pots.
While we were in the area, Kirby wanted to check out some of the old abandoned ski hills in the area for potential touring this winter. We came across some real gems.
Our drive led us through Sainte Adèle which is an adorable valley town with a tiny ski hill in the middle of town.
Another highlight of the summer was when Kirby and I finally rode our bikes out to a spot called Hog’s Back Falls.
In September we went to Montreal to the tattoo convention so that Kirby could get a new tattoo. It turned out really nice.
More recently, we decided to do part of the Madawaska Valley Studio Tour which is a good 1.5 hour drive West of Ottawa. We visited a few potters, a glass artist and a few painters.
We also found ourselves at a soap maker called Opeongo Soaps, where a couple make soap in their home and raise goats for their milk for use in their soaps.
They use bread pans and eavestroughs for their soap molds.
And they use a hacksaw jimmied up with a guitar string to cut the soaps.
Shortly down the road we came across a historic stone fence.
There was even “parking.”
And of course, here is Kirby standing on the historic stone fence.