Today we are moving from Lakefield Marina to Bobcaygeon.
I swear I did not know how to pronounce Bobcaygeon but it’s Bob-K-Jun.
After an exhausting day yesterday with seven locks, I was ready for a more relaxing day.
We were planning on going through four locks: Locks 27, 28, 30 and 31.
There is no Lock 29.
I don’t know why.
It was raining quite a lot when we pulled away from the marina.
The kind of day that most loopers would roll over and go back to bed.
We have places to see and things to do.
As we were working our way down the channel, we see something in the middle.
Could that be a swim platform?
Yes, it can.
Not sure why a resort would put a swim platform there, other than to attract attention, but that can’t be good for business.
Theirs or ours.
Scenery Starts to Change
As we move along the channel, the scenery begins to change.
We start to see houses on islands.
And then we saw a church.
On an island!
And more homes and more structures.
Then, we saw a seaplane.
How cool is that?!?
Just leave your house and jump into your plane.
I’m really trying to change my attitude about locks.
I pretty much hate them but what am I going to do?
I have to adjust.
We were waiting in front of a lock that I didn’t want to do.
I’m so over locks.
So I go for an attitude adjustment.
Just as I had finished my prayer, which usually consists of “Lord, HELP ME!” the boats start to exit.
A smaller boat exits and they give me big smiles and wave.
I like that about boaters.
Then an even smaller boat passes by and they do the same.
The last boat out was a large one and as they passed, they yelled out, “Hi Rev! We follow your blog!”
I started this blog and our YouTube channel so my mom wouldn’t worry about us.
Now, I find out that I have new Internet friends that are connecting with us.
I tried to yell back, “I’m so happy to meet you!” and all I could get out was, “I’m so happy!”
If you are that couple, please contact us.
I would like to thank you personally for encouraging me because I sure needed it.
Going into Bobcaygeon
Our journey into Bobcaygeon was great until we met a sailing school.
Young sailors are sometimes unpredictable so we had to be extra cautious going around them.
But I do love the way sailboats look on the water.
We had planned to stay at the fuel dock at Gordon’s Yacht Marina because of the time of day.
We assumed that all of the power spaces had been taken on the lock wall.
But God was smiling on us and encouraging me to not only keep doing this but enjoy it, and we snagged a place right on the end.
A houseboat had just left.
How’s that for timing?
You wouldn’t know this from watching our videos, but Sam is a social butterfly.
He loves parties and entertaining and people.
So he coordinated a makeshift happy hour and I didn’t know anything about it until it was underway.
I grabbed the award-winning Empire Caramelized Onion cheese from Campbellford and some crackers and took myself to the party.
It was a good day.
Our Trip – Fail
Apparently, either T-Mobile or the Nebo app didn’t like our trip from Lakefield to Bobcaygeon because it decided not to record all of it.
Technology is sometimes tricky when traveling in other countries.