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The most recent journal entries from our members.
Tied up at Upper Brewers Lock. This will be our first lock through, still not sure if that’s how you say it.
Parks Canada charges boats by the foot. At most, maybe all the locks, canoes and kayaks can portage.
We bought a locks seasonal pass which allows us to go through unlimited locks on this canal or any other Parks Canada Canal (like Lachine Canal in Montreal & others) this boating season.
It makes sense for a week long trip and is cheaper than paying per lock.
We plan to lock through and portage depending on circumstance, which includes lock hours which are reduced in fall, weekday hours are 10-4. So if you arrive before or after you wait, or portage.
Spent about an hour hanging it on the pier at Brass Point Bridge (swings for larger boats) so @toesalad could take an important work phone call.
Loved the maple behind the Parks Canada sign.
View of our campsite from the top of lock 39 at Jones Falls.
We have the place to ourselves except for 2 other canoeists on the other side of lock 39, going the opposite direction as us.
So impressed with the easy and accessible and cheap camping at the lockstations. Flush toilets and running water make this practically glamping.
Davis Lock #38
Apparently we lucked out this year with Covid (go figure!)
There’s usually a lot more boat traffic this time of year and bigger boats in the locks.
Americans own a lot of property up here and also travel up on their boats. But travel restrictions have prevented that. These 4 boat rentals are the most boats we’ve seen at one time at a lock station.
After they come out it’s our turn to go in.
I’ve been looking forward to camping on Colonel By island, the most natural camping spot of our trip, since our other nights are all at lockstations.
Kind of a strange place with an old run down “cottage” that was at one time a destination for American tourists and big wigs.
Now it’s owned by Parks Canada and is part of the Rideau Waterway network.
Paddled probably 16km today from Newboro lock.