As a pit-stop we went to Katarina's Coffee Shop in Prescott. There we sat outside on the patio, I in the direct sunlight to catch the rays. The espresso and cappuccino coffees were excellent as always! We resisted the ice cream and caramel-buttered bread pudding. Katarina told us she will close shop for the season on October 6th. Then she heads to Argentina for the winter.
The drive back to Ottawa went according to plan through the picturesque corridor that is Hwy.#416. We had called ahead to make a dinner reservation. The performance at the restaurant was in keeping with our normal choices - oysters on the half-shell, lobster bisque, escargots, pétoncles (scallops) and naturally crème brûlée d'érable. We puzzled at some length over the signature spice in the bisque - Allspice (notoriously similar to a combination of cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves).
We were in and out of the restaurant within about one and half hours. It was a satisfying feast to be sure! The final punctuation of a terrific day was as usual a car wash in Bells Corners after which we headed into the setting sun and eventually saw the silver crescent moon rise in the late evening sky.