Thursday, June 22, 2006

Trent Severn Waterway-Gamebridge, Canada - 6/22/06

The area after Fenelon Falls brought us through some very shallow and weedy water. Also along this patch we were in about 5 miles of canal that was similar to a small gorge with walls of rock on both sides and no room for any on coming boats to pass. It was a little tense.

We arrived at our second lift lock. Now we are old pros. The Kirkfield lift lock lowered us 49 feet. Imagine driving a boat into a lock and all you see in front of you is country side and the canal, you'll end up in, is 49 feet below you. Its like standing on the ledge of a small building. Then the tub is lowered down and only takes 2 minutes. We went through 3 more locks and tied up for the night along with our friends, Rick and Mary, on the other Kismet (Arcadia). So, in Gamebridge it was game night on our boat and that seemed appropriate.

Four more locks and 330 miles from home. We miss everyone there and are excited to be home again for awhile.