Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2014/08/11

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Subject: [Leica] Nathan's PAD 10/8/2014: Oh, Canada!
From: hjwulff at (Henning Wulff)
Date: Mon, 11 Aug 2014 11:20:27 -0700
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Niagara's a nice place to see, but it sure is tacky!

As for beer; I'd think there would be a lot more craft brewers in the area, 
as BC has at least a 100, and probably close to twice that many. The only 
problem is that most seem to delight in the heavier, high alcohol and also 
heavily hopped beers, and I often would like a lighter flavourful beer. But 
at least there's a choice, and there are exceptions.

I also try to avoid going to the US as getting in is more 
obnoxious/intrusive than getting into almost any other country. But 
occasionally I have to.


On 2014-08-11, at 8:40 AM, Nathan Wajsman <nwajsman at> wrote:

> We spent yesterday on the Canadian side of the border, first taking in the 
> awesomeness that is Niagara Falls (despite local attempts to turn it into 
> a horrible Disneyland):
> Then we drove the 15 km to Niagara-on-the-Lake and visited several of the 
> local wineries. The wine was surprisingly good; I knew that the whites 
> would be nice, and indeed there were several good Rieslings, and of course 
> ice wine (frost in December/January is pretty dependable in Canada?). But 
> the real surprise were the reds, some of which had the flavour, fruitiness 
> and structure to match what we drink in Spain, but with a unique 
> character. And finally, we came across the town?s lone crafts beer maker, 
> Oast House Brewers, where my wife took a picture of me holding a bottle I 
> had fallen in love with:
> The only bad part about the trip was the one hour wait to cross back into 
> the US. For some weird reason, the level of interrogation (and hence the 
> time it takes to process each car) is much more extensive here than at the 
> airport; and we are talking here about a car with US license plates and 
> with four US citizens in it. I can only imagine what non-USians go through 
> at that border. In our case it was the Lewiston Bridge, but the Peace and 
> Rainbow Bridges were equally backed up.
> Cheers,
> Nathan
> Nathan Wajsman
> Alicante, Spain
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