The weather changed dramatically today. We awoke to sunny skies and warm breezes.
Thanks to the Internet, we don't have to miss out on Skyping with our granddaughters, Anna and Abigail. So we got to hear about field trips and Shopkins today.
The Catholic Church was only a short walk away. As we walked toward church we chatted with Mary, a parishioner there. After church, she sought us out to ask more about our trip. We got to find out more about Trenton. She agreed that we would like to see the National Air Force Museum of Canada. We called a cab for the short ride there.
It was located on site of the Royal Canadian Air Force Wing 8. The museum was free too. They had much memorabilia and a garden of vintage planes and helicopters.
The Handley Page Halifax that flew in WWII was impressive. From below it was imposing with the bomb bay open, but when we went to the balcony, the wing span was emphasized and on the back you can see the gunnery.
For those of you who have seen the movie, The Great Escape, the plan to build the tunnels for the prisoners of war held at Stalag III was set in motion by a Spitfire pilot Roger Bushell. Many were recaptured and were executed. How the tunnels were made and the full story was demonstrated at the museum.
We took a cab back to town and had lunch. After lunch as we headed back to the marina, we came across a concert in the park by the 8 Wing Concert Band, Pipes and Drums. It was a memorial to veterans.It was a fine tribute. But the winds kept increasing so we headed back past the Trenton Clock tower to the marina.
We will wait out the winds one more day here, then head up the Trent Severn Waterway.