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Completing the Trent-Severn transit

    Channel from Swift Rapids- Russian Bay From Swift Rapids we continued through some very scenic areas, cottage industry has a whole different meaning these parts! Cottage after cottage after cottage….. some very quaint and rustic, some are monstrous mansions, hardly worthy of a cottage misnomer, but cottage just the same! Some have boat […]

Orillia to Swift Rapids Lock 43

    Swift Rapids lock approach We departed Orillia July 28 mid-morning. A pleasant run with only one lock, #42. We held up at the upper side of Lock 43, Swift Rapids and spent the night. It was a delightful spot, a very nice park, with some local cruisers also spending the night on the […]


    Orillia Marina We arrived in Orillia on July 25, and opted for a marina stay. The Port of Orillia, the municipal marina is a great location, very close to town and services. Many slips, it’s similar to Port Trent in size, with a new facility boasting modern, stylish bathroom facilities, a beautiful building, […]

Fenelon Falls Lock 34 to Orillia

    Fenelon Falls lower reach landscaping     Fenelon Falls canal wall Fenelon Falls is another popular lock with a bit of a touristy feel, but delightful. We arrived just before noon, and found a spot on the wall in town. Lots of houseboat and jet ski activity, but laid back and delightful.The lock […]

Locks 24 to 32 at Bobcaygeon

    Summer Cottage- Clear Lake     How to get to the cottage quickly..     An interesting pontoon boat!     Stoney Lake island church! Our run from Douro was almost 3  miles until we stopped, rain was predicted to be heavy, so we decided to stay put rather than lock in the […]

Peterborough Lift Lock #21

    Peterborough Lift lock With the successful mechanical consult behind us, we moved through lock 20 just around the corner from the Peterborough Marina, and continued another mile to the Lift Lock. We had planned to bike to the lift lock and spend some time at the visitor’s center, but with our departure coming […]


We pushed off from Hastings on Sunday morning, July 16. 0830 hrs, an early start for this cruise itinerary! Our destination, Peterborough Marina. Slow going, lots of current on the nose, but we made 33 miles, arriving at the marina at 1500 hrs. The marina is situated on the main branch of the river that […]

Hastings – Lock 18

From Cambellford we traveled to lock 18, and decided to stay for an additional day to stay put for the weekend traffic, as well as take in the flotilla of classic boats that was scheduled for the weekend. We enjoyed some pleasant weather for a change, with some actual sunshine! Hastings is a small town, […]

Knock, knock…

Somebody’s home.  We have occasion to visit with folks we meet along the way, sometimes we have a knock on the boat as folks pass by just to say hello. We’ve been getting a lot of “what kind of boat is this?…” comments up here in the hinterlands because well, a heavy blue water capable […]

Frankford to Campbellford

    Flight lock 11 & 12 Ranney Falls     Campbellford municipal canal wall Our second day began with a 10 AM start from Frankford. The route follows the river, so it’s fairly wide, and depth is good. There are areas with some current and the entire run is going upriver, so we’re bucking […]