We went through a total of seven locks, many of them within a mile of each other. For most of them, we were with the same boats - one was a big refurbished houseboat. They are usually hard to control especially in the confines and turbulence of locks, but the owner of this one was very capable. Here’s a photo of the houseboat next to the lift lock.
Everywhere we go people are so friendly. We received some more advice about towns to visit and where to rent a car in the Georgian Bay for our upcoming side trip to Toronto.
We were torn between anchoring in Stoney Lake (called that for good reason) or by the lock wall in Burleigh Falls. We cruised through Stoney Lake but didn’t find a good place to anchor immediately due to the number of rocks and cottages.
So we went on to check out the lock wall in Burleigh Falls. It was located in a very small area with what looked like minimal grounds to explore and it was also next to a highway. Fortunately, we found a good wide open anchorage just around the corner and set our anchor there. Our anchorage was in a very pleasant spot with no other boats around and within view of the lock so we could make another early start.
Lynn spent an hour with Verizon getting them to fix the fact that she was not receiving any phone calls. To relax, we each took turns paddleboarding on the calm waters. Jonny made a delicious omelet for dinner with the colorful mushrooms from the farmer’s market. And after another fabulous sunset we called it an early night. As of this date, we have gone through 27 locks on the Trent-Severn and have 17 more to go. We’re past the halfway point in numbers of locks and a little under halfway through in terms of mileage with 114 miles traveled out of the 240 mile waterway.