Curious, I examined the liscence plate. It was from Ontario!
Happily, there were enough friendly locals to distract me from my frustration; upon returning home from the beach, I discovered that dear Henry and Ada Compton from down the way had dropped off a bag of potatotoes (FRESH out of the ground!) when they delivered the used bikes we had bought from them earlier in the day.
While munching potatoes with dinner last night, I reflected... we Ontarians ought also to acknowledge one another, and not just on the Island!