#22 Peterborough, ON to Lakefield, ON Canada

Written by The Crew

Rev writes all the posts as "The Crew" at What Yacht To Do. It's just part of the First Mate duties. That list just keeps growing...

July 31, 2019

Today is the Day!

We read about it.

We saw pictures.

We watched YouTube videos about it.

Today is the day we will go through the Peterborough Lift Lock.

Early Bird

We left Peterborough Marina and got tied up at the Blue Line where you wait to go into the lock.

We were the first ones there.

In fact, when it was time to go into Lock 20, we were the only ones in it.

It was nice.

Real nice.

Entering Lock 20
Exiting Lock 20

Peterborough Lift Lock

I wanted to go right through the Peterborough Lock but Sam wanted to go to the visitor’s center to read all about it, watch a 17-minute video and about it and basically waste a lot of time.

But marriage means sometimes doing things you don’t want to do and the “for better or for worse” card was played.

I did get a hat in the gift shop so all was not lost.

The Lock

What an incredible experience to go through the Peterborough Lift Lock.

It’s one of the highlights of the entire loop so you won’t want to miss it!

After the lock, we followed another boat into five more locks.

Out of Control

In one of the five locks, the cable that Sam usually holds was missing.

He had to go to a different location to grab a cable, however, he didn’t have his gloves or rope.

That’s when the trouble started.

The further we rose, the wind picked up and our boat decided to act like a sail.

We drifted into the boat in front of us and our anchor was right on their dinghy.

One of the lock staff helped us fight the wind and hold on for dear life!

Well, not really our lives, but certainly the life of the dinghy.

We somehow managed to pull it back without any damage.

I really hate the locks sometimes.

Lakefield Marina

After a very long day, we stayed at Lakefield Marina.

It was a very nice, relaxing way to recover.

But we gotta be moving on…

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Our Trip

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  1. Progress is progress. I too would have gone to the visitors center and watched the video. Glad they had a gift shop. We got back home last night after an early flight from San Jose. Today is unpacking and regrouping. I will tell you about the Windsor Vineyards later.

    • Oh, Windsor Vineyards! Our favorite. Glad you made it home safely. Of course, you would have gone to the visitor’s center. You’re related to Sam!!!


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