Sunday, July 31, 2011

We are in the Georgian Bay!

How do you follow up on something as unusual and exciting as the Big Chute?  Well....Holy Cow we are now in the Georgian Bay!  After traversing the Big Chute (lock 44)  we traveled a ways to the smallest of the locks on the Trent-Severn Waterway, this one is Lock 45 in Port Severn and its the last lock on this canal system.  Once we dropped down the 12' we exit the lock to the Georgian Bay.  This lock being the smallest in length 84' means if you want to travel the entire TSW you must be under 84', an easy task for us.  I must warn, after exiting this lock the cruising guides tell you about the current and the narrow winding channel here,  I will just say it is an understatement,  with all the traffic bogged up at this lock and little room for boaters to tread water waiting to go up,it can be a bit intimidating if larger boats are coming in as you need to head out as there is only room for one boat at a time, and as I said it is a Narrow 25' with a strong current and curvy.
We are now in Midland and will remain here for 2 nights as we are waiting the end of a long Canadian weekend.

This is our first peek at the Georgian Bay

And this is our home for the next 2 nights.

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