Canada: autumn 2017

Our nephew Zac on sax, at the Rainbow Bistro, Ottawa.
We spent November in Brockville, down on the St. Lawrence River.
View off our balcony.
Happy Day 1.
Happy Day 2.
With Grandma.
Buddies.
RN Pinning Ceremony.
Railway tunnel in Brockville. The town upgraded the "oldest railway tunnel in Canada" and turned it into a tourist attraction.
Railway tunnel in Brockville.
We went on a Zen retreat for 4 days straddling Rohatsu - the Dec. 8 anniversary of the Buddha's enlightenment.
The Zen sesshin (retreat) was held at Mount Carmel Monastery, about 200m Niagara Falls - we could go for walks and look at the Falls during the breaks. There was a store where the monks sold wine and other things like this monkish little statue (about 6" tall). It's called "When I Was a Stranger" https://www.sculpturebytps.com/
Zen.
Our cottage, which will be replaced with a lake house next summer.