Lake Simcoe and the Canal


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May 28th 2017
Published: May 29th 2017
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We had a restful night at Chief's Island on Lake Couchiching and woke up to thick fog. It soon lifted enough for us to leave but lingered as we crossed the lake.

Lake Simcoe was absolutely calm and clear, it can be very nasty in windy conditions. We spent the rest of the afternoon transiting 6 locks. The first 5 were no more than a mile apart. The last one is a lift lock so not so hard to keep this heavy boat in place. This section is quite shallow so we creeped around all day bouncing off the bottom. Good thing this cement boat can take it. I felt sorry for the Gray Ghost who had to follow us at such slow speeds.

We made it to the entrance to Balsam Lake and tied up to the free concrete wall. I made supper for everyone as Pete and Allen had cooked for us the night before. It was an early night after a long hard day.

The mosquitoes are pesky today but the sun was shining, the best weather day yet.


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