After our stay at the beautiful town of Niagara on the Lake it was time to meet our friends ,whom we had met when they were in Wonthaggi for a year , John and Lori from Aylmer . Our host from the bed and breakfast kindly drove us in to the bus terminal at Niagara Falls from where we caught the bus to Hamilton. From there John picked us up and drove us to Aylmer. The town is about the size of Wonthaggi and set in a farming area . The major crop in the past was tobacco but the fields now are mainly other crops mainly of corn, wheat and soybeans. John and Lori are part of a group of about 140 people with a share in a “sharefarm” , growing various vegetables .We went with them for their weekly pick up of produce . This is spread out in equal shares of what has been harvested. The shareholders each take a turn in helping out on the farm . Prior to this we went to the Aylmer market which is small farmers’ market along with a “flea” market .The Portugese fellow selling his bread and pastries was particularly entertaining , telling us how bad the North American bread was while breaking off bits of his produce to try .Eventually we were able to buy something from him.
On the Wednesday we drove with John and Lori to Lori’s parent house in Midland on Geogian Bay where we would stay prior to driving to Parry for our kayaking trip. Lori’s mum put on a very tasty and substantial meal .

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