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His Idea Goes Flying and Gets Locked Down for Winter

Our Time in Kingston After completing the Rideau Canal we spent about three weeks in Kingston awaiting the haul out of His Idea for the winter. This interlude gave us plenty of time to explore Kingston and the surrounding area, including a day trip by car to Niagara Falls, meeting up with with fellow PDQ cruisers Bill … Continue reading »

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Exploring Canada’s Capital and the Rideau Canal

Although this post covers a relatively short distance – about 225 miles – it spans the longest time period yet, more than three weeks of our travels. We spent a good deal of this time exploring the Ottawa River and the Rideau Canal, which in their own way were as important to the development of … Continue reading »

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Montreal and its Waterways

We have spent the past two weeks within 35 miles of Montreal, first in the downtown area and then exploring the lakes (Lac Saint-Louis and Lac Saint-Francois) and satellite communities (Lachine, Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue) to the west. The city core of Montreal is quite familiar to us from our visits with our daughter, Vanessa, when she … Continue reading »

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More from La Belle Province

Our travels since our last post have brought us back up the St. Lawrence River as far as Montreal. We plan to spend at least a week here because it’s one of our favourite cities, with many things to do. Stops along the way from Tadoussac included Saint-Jean-Port-Joli, a small town on the south shore … Continue reading »

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Down the St. Lawrence and up the Saguenay Rivers (Part II)

This post covers our week spent cruising the Saguenay River, which at about 70 miles in length and with depths greater than 500 feet is also the third longest fiord in the world, after another in Labrador and the longest in Norway. Much of the fiord and the land surrounding it has now been preserved as … Continue reading »

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