Mackinac Island, Michigan August 25-27

After getting our US Customs clearance to come back into the US, we left Canada early at 5 AM in the moonlight for the US. Our first stop was Mackinac Island in Michigan. The Marina at Mackinac Island was nice and central to town and Marquette Park where there was a live concert one night.Continue reading “Mackinac Island, Michigan August 25-27”

Georgian Bay – Wrights Marina, Little Current City Docks and Blind River Marina in Ontario August 22-24th

We left Midland early – around 7 AM and headed into the Georgian Bay. The weather for the next few days was going to be great so we opted to go into the main bay instead of through the 30 thousand islands. We ran across one of our buddy boats, Aquaholic, who was heading theContinue reading “Georgian Bay – Wrights Marina, Little Current City Docks and Blind River Marina in Ontario August 22-24th”

Lauderdale Resort and Marina, Sparrow Lake August 20, then Midland, Ontario August 21

We left Port of Orillia the next morning with the goal to get to Port of Trent Severn to meet up again with Don and Leslie. The first obstacle was a railroad swing bridge that only opened starting at 9 AM. We refueled before arriving at this swing bridge at around 9:20 AM, just inContinue reading “Lauderdale Resort and Marina, Sparrow Lake August 20, then Midland, Ontario August 21”

Bobcageon to Thorah Lock 40 August 18th

The 18th was another many lock day. We started at Bobcaygeon (Lock 32), went thorough Fenelon Falls — which was a beautiful place and looked like a nice stop — but we pushed on… We had to go through a narrow canal/river on our way to Kirkfield Lift Lock — and had to wait forContinue reading “Bobcageon to Thorah Lock 40 August 18th”

Lakefield to Bobcaygeon August 16-17

After a full day of going through Locks on the Trent Severn Waterway, we stopped overnight at the Lakefield Lock Wall to spend the night — no water or power, but luckily it was a cool night. The locks were slow so we didn’t make it to our planned marina. Lakefield was a nice placeContinue reading “Lakefield to Bobcaygeon August 16-17”

Peterborough Marina and the Famous Peterborough Lift Lock August 15-16th

We headed to Peterborough Marina, in Ontario and after a long 8 hour day and 40 miles, we cleaned up the boat then strolled around town to find an Irish pub, McThirsty’s Pint Larry had a Moosehead beer — Canada’s Oldest Independent Brewery. We headed back to the boat and had some great Indian FoodContinue reading “Peterborough Marina and the Famous Peterborough Lift Lock August 15-16th”

Hastings Marina at Lock #18 August 14th

We spent the night at Hastings Marina, just past the Hastings Lock #18. It was a cute marina, just on the waterway, within walking distance of the Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church where we walked to for Saturday night service. After church we went to get appetizers at the local restaurant McGillicafey’s PubContinue reading “Hastings Marina at Lock #18 August 14th”

Going through the Trent Severn Waterway – Day 1 to Campbellford

The first day on the Trent river was very scenic. There were several houses or “cottages” along the river and the park service had some glamping cottages as well that they rent out. We went through several locks and a few swing bridges. Campbellford, Ontario was a quaint small town and nice stop. We arrivedContinue reading “Going through the Trent Severn Waterway – Day 1 to Campbellford”