The Last Night at Young’s Point

When I first started writing The Witches of Armour Hill, my dad’s position on the Trent Severn Waterway had just been relocated to Peterborough. Living in Belleville with my mum, he bought a trailer at Young’s Point, so that he could avoid the long commute during the week. When summer came, we would all spend our weekends there together. It was that trailer that allowed me to so easily tour the lift lock, and the forests of Armour Hill, and all the surrounding parks, while I was still doing research and world building. I fell in love with Peterborough sleeping in that trailer.

This weekend was our last at Young’s Point. With my dad comfortably relocated back to Trenton, my parents have decided to sell the trailer. I’m having a lot of feels, so instead of words, have some pictures.

2015-07-30 21.39.542015-07-30 21.52.442015-07-30 21.49.192015-07-30 21.50.39

2015-07-31 09.15.522015-07-31 09.01.512015-07-31 15.40.062015-07-17 12.50.06

2015-07-31 13.14.372015-07-31 13.04.482015-07-31 12.31.262015-07-31 12.55.38

2015-07-31 13.34.492015-07-31 12.27.532015-07-31 12.14.542015-07-31 12.44.42
Okay, a few more words:
The animals above (except for the squirrel, who lives at Young’s Point) are located at the Riverview Park and Zoo in Peterborough. I choose to support them because they are a member of Canada’s Accredited Zoos and Aquariums (CAZA-AZAC), an organization that promotes the welfare of animals above all else, because they are a publicly owned company, and because they are constantly focused on conversation of local as well as exotic species at risk.

If you choose to support a zoo with your patronage, please do your research and only support facilities that put their animals first.
Now, if you’ll excuse me, I’m off to go cry about my trailer.
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