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Lake Huron, Part I – Georgian Bay (Midland to Killarney)

During the first few days of our Georgian Bay experience we were joined by John’s sister Sue and brother-in-law Ted, as well as by John and Marsha Belford aboard their vessel Kadadi. John and Marsha have had many years of experience cruising this area, and introduced us to excellent anchorages that we likely wouldn’t have … Continue reading »

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Trent-Severn Waterway – Orillia to Midland (Georgian Bay)

Due to a very active week, this post will be long on pictures and short on words. Where does the time go? The pictures cover the last leg of our trip through the TSW as well as some of our excursions while visiting with friends John and Marsha Belford in Gravenhurst and exploring the Penetanguishene/Midland/Victoria … Continue reading »

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Trent-Severn Waterway – Campbellford to Lake Simcoe

The section from Campbellford to Lake Simcoe represents the heart of the TSW and includes the Kawartha Lakes, in classic Ontario cottage country.  The amount of boat traffic has increased as the weather (mostly) improved and June progressed, however the locks have still been far from full and waiting for other vessels minimal. One unexpected … Continue reading »

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Bay of Quinte; Start of the Trent-Severn Waterway

After a few days in Kingston to provision and finish the remaining maintenance work on His Idea, we were excited and ready to finally cast off for the second leg of our Great Loop adventure. The first days were spent cruising about 70 miles through the protected waters of the Bay of Quinte, with a … Continue reading »

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Spring Time, Launch Time

Painting, Waxing, Cleaning and……Bugs In the cooler climates of North America, the annual spring rituals that involve vessel maintenance and preparation are usually times of anticipation and excitiment for the coming season.  As we look forward to the next phase of our extended cruise along the Great Loop, these feelings have certainly been at play for … Continue reading »

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