Our day was not as expected. We planned to lock up four locks and stay at Buckhorn Lock, but not today! Instead of 22 miles, we cruised less than 7 miles.
|Beautiful cruise up the calm Waterway. A bit narrow, so better go slow.|
|So many charming cottages. Most owners are from Toronto, but also Peterborough and Kingston.|
|We watched this plane taxi and take off.|
|An evasive Loon! Loons are just like dolphins. When I see one, they almost immediately dive into the water. Loons stay underwater for a long time and surface...who knows where. I absolutely love Loons! I keep trying to get a good picture!|
|Lots of fishermen.|
|Sometimes, just cruisers investigating.|
What happened? As we tied up at Young’s Point, the lock tender told us of issues at two later locks that would stop our progress. To make matters worse, boats were stacking up as they could not move ahead. He told us we would not be able to tie up at the lock walls as they were already full. Quickly we decided to cross back through the lock and tie up below the lock – the only space available.
|Boats lined up at Young's Point. Cannot park or moor on the Blue Line.|
We were greeted by Alice and Barry on Prowler and they helped us tie up. So nice to see them as they are friends with Wayne and Ruth from High Spirits.
|Great store on the Lock.|
|Gary, Rich and Henry sat and chatted the day away.|
The storm that came through knocked out the power and felled trees. Possibly the lock could be open later in the day or not for a few days, so we stayed at Young’s Point below the wall, only 7 miles from Peterborough! Since other Loopers were “stuck” as well, we enjoyed cocktails and appetizers together. Then off to Old Bridge Inn for dinner. Wonderful dinner with Greg and Kate. Could be worse!
So, we have already crossed through Lock 27 two times and will lock up again tomorrow morning!