Michigan Back in the United States

  We left Blind River early Thursday morning the weather was cool but sunny.  We have 45 mile ahead of us and will have to go through US Customs Port of Entry in Drumming Michigan. This is Potagannissing Bay meaning “Bay by the Mill Island” is a shallow island strewn bay on Lake Huron in…

North Channel

  We are now on what is called the North Channel a protected passage between Manitoulin Island and Ontario’s southern shore.  The North Channel is a picturesque boating paradise, the area is filled with coves, inlets and marinas.  The eastern edge of the North Channel commences where the Badgeley and Manitoulin Islands come closest to…

End of Georgian Bay

  Wednesday morning we left Wrights Marina following the Byng Inlet out into 30 miles of open water on Lake Huron in Georgian Bay.  The weather is overcast with some wind.  I hope it doesn’t get stronger as we navigate across the open water.  Johnny and Liz (Anchor Down) decided to take the outside route…

Georgian Bay

It has been a long time since we have crossed a large body of water.  Georgian Bay is a large bay of Lake Huron, located entirely within Ontario, Canada.  The main body of the bay lies east of the Bruce Peninsula and Manitoulin Island and its northwest is the North Channel.  The shores and waterways…

Trent-Severn final Section

When we left Port of Orillia Wednesday morning we were back on Lake Couchiching.  The lake is medium-sized in Central Ontario separated from Lake Simcoe by a narrow channel.  The Trent-Severn Waterway enters lake Simcoe by the Talbot River and exits this lake by the Severn River which empties into Georgian Bay.  Singer-songwriter Gordon Lightfoot…

Traveling Trent-Severn 3

  Sunday morning we had to wait for Lock 32 Bobcaygeon which is operated hydraulically.   This lock was the first one built on the Trent-Severn Waterway which runs right through the center of the village.   We had rain this morning but it had stopped by the time we left the dock.  There were…

Traveling Trent-Severn 2 July 8 2017

We left Peterborough Marina about 8:30 along with several other boats to go through Lock #20 Ashburnham.  When we got to the lock wall it was full so we decided to throw out an anchor and wait until there was room to tie up, knowing we wouldn’t make the first lock.  As boats were starting…

Traveling the Trent Severn-1

  Wednesday morning we left Hastings on the Trent River we have 30 miles and one Lock 19 Scott Mills to go through until we reach Peterborough.  It’s a beautiful day with sunny skies and no wind a perfect day to cross Rice Lake. The lake is 57 miles from Trenton and is the Trent…

Trent- Severn Canada

We left Trenton Marina Sunday morning at 8:30 to make the first lock that opens at 9:00.   The sun is shining for the first time this morning after waking up to rain for almost a week.  We are hoping to go through 12 locks today and end up at Campbellford tonight.  When we were…

Trenton July 1 2017

  We left Kingston, Ontario Monday morning with a beautiful sunrise and very little wind for a change.  We will be navigating about 70 miles today to Trenton, Ontario.  When cruising from Kingston toward Trenton and the Murray Canal we have two options.  We can cruise either the north or south side of Amherst Island and…