Waiting at Lock 45

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May 26th 2017
Published: May 26th 2017
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After a very comfortable night at anchor, we are now tied to the blue line at the lower end of Port Severn lock. Our furnace and inverter is working so all systems go.

Our buddy boat picked up anchor this morning and made the first attempt at navigating the fast current leading to the lock wall. He has a shallow draft boat and made it with little difficulty. We quickly followed suit knowing that we would have help tying up to the wall. Our deep draft boat had a little trouble with the turbulent water but we made it to the blue line. Luckily we arrived when we did because they have now removed two logs from the dam to allow more water to drain through. The current us much stronger now. An other boat has joined us and they had to make two runs at it as the water spun them in a 360 degree turn. Do not try this at home, it is treacherous.

We are sitting here bouncing around but have access to the shore so much better.

We walked to the highway for Tim Horton coffee and have ice for drinks. Life is good today.

Not sure when the lock will open but we are well positioned for that eventuality.

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