Tag Archives | Trent Severn Waterway

The Big Chute cradle (and boats) being lifted

The Big Chute and on to Port Severn, Ontario – June 25, 2014

Day 117 Miles Today: 45 SM; Total Miles: 2,353 SM Locks Today: 3; Total Locks: 79 We awoke to a gray, misty morning but decided it was time to move on. The forecast was for little or no rain but mostly clouds with little sun. So at 7:30 a.m., we untied the lines and headed […]

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A rainy day in Orillia, Ontario- June 24, 2014

Day 116 Miles Today: 0 SM; Total Miles: 2,308 SM Locks Today: 0; Total Locks: 76 Rain, rain go away… Steve and Gina wanna go cruising. Oh well, we were in a nice place to be stuck. It rained during the night and early in the morning. Then a couple of dry ( but damp […]

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Wilkies Bakery, renowned for butter tarts

Orillia, Ontario – June 23, 2014

Day 115 Miles Today: 0 SM; Total Miles: 2,308 SM Locks Today: 0; Total Locks: 76 We’re spending a couple of days in Orillia, Ontario to reprovision, catch up on chores and rest. After six straight days, we’re a little travel weary. Orillia is a nice town of about 30,000 between Lake Simcoe and Lake […]

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Leaving Lock 41 and heading to Lake Simcoe

Lake Simcoe and Orillia, Ontario – June 22, 2014

Day 114 Miles Today: 21 SM; Total Miles: 2,308 SM Locks Today: 1; Total Locks: 76 With one lock to clear before Lake Simcoe, Island Time and Meander left the lower wall at Thorah (Lock 40) at 8:45 a.m. for a short ride to our only lock for the day. After locking up 10 feet […]

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Island Time at the top of Kirkfield Lock (in the "pan")

Kirkfield Lift Lock + 5 more locks- June 21, 2014

Day 113 Miles Today: 26 SM; Total Miles: 2,287 SM Locks Today: 6; Total Locks: 75 It was a big locking day for us. We traveled to Balsam Lake more than 840 feet above sea level and the highest point on the Trent Severn and then began “locking down”. We left the lock wall in […]

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We'll manicured grounds at the entrance to the lock

Fenelon Falls, Ontario- June 20, 2014

Day 112 Miles Today: 15 SM; Total Miles: 2,261 SM Locks Today: 1 ; Total Locks: 69 Another short day….we like these short days. We’re stopping more frequently because it happens that we want to visit these cute little towns. In addition, the waterways (actually the marinas and lock walls are getting more crowded with […]

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Bobcaygeon, Ontario – June 19, 2014

Day 111 Miles Today: 17 SM; Total Miles: 2,246 SM Locks Today: 1 ; Total Locks: 68 A short travel day today from Buckhorn to Bobcaygeon. This is part of the region known as Kawartha Lakes. There are a number of beautiful lakes connected by narrow channels. It’s easy to see why this area is […]

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Buckhorn, Ontario- June 18, 2014

Day 110 Miles Today: 22 SM; Total Miles: 2,229 SM Locks Today: 4 ; Total Locks: 67 This morning we left the wall at Lakefield Lock about 9 a.m. for Lock 27 about 5 miles away. On the way, Freya Petersen, AGLCA Harbor Host from this area, called us to see how we were doing […]

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