Aside from french fries (chips), I'm not overly fond of deep fried foods. But Frank is. And so is his son, Francis who was visiting us in September. I do like fish though and a fair compromise was a meal of deep fried halibut and fries, served at the local fish and chips restaurant. Frank had been there a few times before and said that theirs were the closest he's had to authentic fare since he'd been to England several decades ago. And that their fries were top notch. So we left home with that destination in mind.
The town of Bancroft is just a few minutes from home - about twenty -give or take a few - depending on who's driving.
This was the view of our dock, boat and surroundings as seen from the driveway on our way out.
It takes about ten minutes to get out to the highway which is coming up shortly after that turn. This is the view that greets us after dropping some trash off at the dump. Just keep in mind that this was in September and all of those colours are now bare branches.
Once on the highway, the scenery kind of goes out of its way to greet us. It's not very difficult to get used to seeing this each day.
Just before arriving at our destination, we decided to take a quick detour up to Eagle's Nest, to the lookout over town. The fish and chips place is just a little farther along that road - the same one we took to get here.
A soaring bird keeps watch over the town of Bancroft.
Up there, is pretty much where we were in the previous photo - maybe just a minute or so up the road from there - but close enough.
Here's where we were headed - For the Halibut.
I wandered around snapping a couple of photos. I have no idea why I opted for this odd-looking character and vacuum instead of actually photographing the fish and chips on our plates. It's unfortunate that I forgot because despite not caring all that much for this sort of meal, I found it quite tasty. At least the guy is in keeping with Hallowe'en.
While paying our bill, we could easily see the fryers just behind the counter. I wasn't busy stuffing my face at that time, so I did think to get a photo of it. I liked the way the light fell - I thought it would make an interesting picture but that might well just be me.
We were back home in time to sit outside and enjoy the late-day sunlight across the bay.
More photos coming up soon. Happy Hallowe'en, everyone!