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The Great Outdoors

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S: Canada 2011

FC: Canada 2011

1: White Fish Lake | What a beautiful view! | July 2011

2: Starting to escape | There it goes | Eli finds Big Bill again

3: Hold on tight,Bryce | Big Bill was full of energy

4: Spencer and the gang take a break on their way to Dunder Rock.

5: View from the top.

8: We can Dance!

9: Bryce's Twelfth Birthday | Tim Horton's Donut's instead of cake

10: The original Fort Henry was built during the War of 1812 (1812-1814), between Great Britain (Canada being at that time a British colony) and the United States of America, and bears no resemblance to the existing fort. During the War of 1812, the British anticipated an attack on Point Henry due to its proximity to the Royal Navy Dockyards (at the site of the present-day Royal Military College) and to the mouth of the St. Lawrence River. The loss of this vital trading route would have cut off communication between Kingston and everything to the east of the city. | Day at Fort Henry | Fort Henry Day

11: Between 1832 and 1837, a second fort was built on the site of the first, and it is this fort that stands here today. It was considered even more necessary to fortify this point after the War of 1812, due to the completion of the Rideau Canal (built from 1826-32), placing Point Henry at the intersection of three important waterways: the Rideau Canal, the St. Lawrence River, and Lake Ontario. Fort Henry was intended to be the linchpin in a new, extensive system of defensive works for the defence of the confluence of these trading routes. Because the Rideau Canal went over budget only the fort and four Martello towers, spaced along the Kingston waterfront, were completed. Nonetheless, Fort Henry is the largest fortification west of Quebec city. The fort alone cost 70,000 British pounds sterling to construct, the equivalent of $35,000,000 in modern Canadian currency.

12: Preparing to give up their civilian lives.

13: The fort was abandoned by the British Army in 1870, and was garrisoned by Canadian troops until 1891. The fort subsequently fell into disrepair until 1936. It was then restored under the direction of Ronald L. Way as a living history museum. The fort was first opened as a museum on the 1st of August 1938.

15: Abi, Bryce, Claire, & Eli enlist to serve Queen Victoria. LONG LIVE THE QUEEN!!

16: When the going gets tough, the tough go fishing!

17: Snack attack!

18: Abi Lou Retton | Sweet | Cooper is never far from the action

19: Profiling | Spencer's droppin in. | Fun jumping off the dock on a hot day

20: Eli's Happy Dance

22: Celebrating the catch.

23: Peter's guided trip.

24: Abigail was the knee boarding queen

25: Greg trying to show Bryce how it is done | Are those feet???

28: Cliff Jumping | Bryce's First Jump off the BIG cliff

30: Claire facing her fears.

31: Ready to jump in.

34: We have lift off!

38: Looks like Claire is the only one enjoying this.

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