NEVER, EVER THINK OF GIVING THIS A MISS. HOWEVER YOU CAN JUST FIT ROCKPORT AND THE ROCKPORT CRUISE INTO YOUR ITINERARY
WORDS ANINDA SARDAR
PHOTOGRAPHY ROSHNI MANGHANI
We have all used it at some point in time or another in our salads – the Thousand Islands dressing. But ever wonder why that dressing is called that or where it came from? No? To be honest, I didn’t either till I saw the initial itinerary of our Canada trip. So I did a little bit of research and discovered that the dressing is actually named after, you guessed it, the Thousand Islands in Canada. Well, technically the islands are shared with the US of A, but most of the islands are part of the country with the maple leaf.
To get to the Thousand Islands we drove over some of the most picturesque countryside, massive highways lined with trees that dazzled us with their typical Canadian Fall colours. Ably guided by Google Maps, we turned off the Autoway onto a lovely county road that led us to the heritage town of Rockport. It’s a tiny town, more a village, but absolutely delightful. The Thousand Islands cruise start from here.
Now you might wonder what is there to see among a bunch of islands in the middle of a huuuuuge lake? Well, an unfinished castle, the shortest international bridge (between Uncle Sam’s country and the Canadians), and more. But over and above that, it’s absolutely gorgeous. Like I said, not a place you should miss, and don’t forget to pick up a genuine bonafide Thousand Islands dressing from the little Rockport gift shop, which is actually a 200 year old building.
From here on, it’s a non-stop haul to Quebec City.