Canada 150 ; Ancestry and Trent Severn

The constant rain in the area has caused high water concerns in many marinas.  Pulling in to our slip at Picton was a good example- the dock was close to being under water.  This made it difficult to tie the boat, as our fenders kept popping up over deck of the dock!

Once secured, we all walked through town , knowing it was are only night before moving on again.

June 28  Belleville, ONT

This is special treat- we will be meeting Randa
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later we walked to the Farmers Market ( in the rain again)
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The festival included Fireman competitions and strong man competitions- pulling a semi truck!

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TRENT SEVERN WATER WAY  244 MILES of locks to reach the Georgian Bay

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We recently figured out the speed limit signage. At first we thought the limit was 6mph all the way.   At closer look, we notice  the arrow indicates you are leaving the speed zone.  If it points forward it is entering a speed zone.  The 10 is Kilometers- we convert it to 6 miles per hour ( no wake zones).   The square sign is a Green Buoy, keep it to the starboard. Loopers Canada

Arrive lock 6 Frankford

No rain! trent severn looping

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Locks were full and boats were rafted to each other to fit more in. Each lock is 46.9 meters (156 feet). This allows about three boats end to end; we fit six in the lock. Walked to town, over the bridge.  The history of manufacturing is just that- history.   Not much going on here.  We visited a hardware store.

Big breakfast at Mama Bears – very 80’s; with a collectible plate decor. trent severn looping

July 4th at CAMPBELFORD, ON.    lock 12

The city dock hand walked over and served red white and blue cupcakes in honor of US holiday- july 4. Choice of wall on both sides.    Park setting, electric hook up The park has a monument honoring the person who designed the toonie (Canada’s two dollar coin” trent severn looping

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Stayed an extra day as it we may as well slow down.


A pirate protects the treasure! (stocked up on chocolate at the Chocolate Factory)

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trent severn looping

trent severn looping   Stayed an extra day as it we may as well slow down and enjoy- doesn’t look like we will make it to Peterborough in time for rib fest. HASTINGS ONTARIO  lock 18 20 miles; 5.5 hours and 7 locks- this was a big day. Ended the day locking with the OPP boat.      Went to karaoke to watch Stayed on the lock wall.   This is COTTAGE COUNTRY

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Our Oklahoma friends had never seen a loon, they are now fans, and love to hear the call the of the loon at night! Loopers Canada


Slowly moving across the Trent Severn Water way- looks like we may arrive in Peterborough in time for the ribfest after all!   Thanks for reading.



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Our blog will highlight our travels along America's Great Loop. We sold our sailboat on Lake Superior for a Trawler to do America's Great Loop in 2016.
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