Bobcaygeon is a cute little town that you have to stop at if you are doing the loop.
They sell a lot of shoes here.
I don’t know why.
I have never seen a town with more shoes for sale.
I bought a bracelet.
Locks Open at 9
To get in the queue and leave when the lock opened at 9, we swing the ole girl around and parked behind Carpe Diem on the blue line.
Little did we know when we entered that lock, all the drama that would take place.
There was a small boat that was right behind us and it seemed they were out of control from the beginning.
As the water started to rise, their boat came close to our dinghy.
Sam, the Warrior, armed with only a boat hook, fought them off with all his might.
And was victorious.
No punctures in the dinghy.
We followed Carpe Diem out of the lock and enjoyed the beautiful morning.
Another looper boat, Idyll Time III, was also in the lock but we noticed that they weren’t behind us.
We kept going and no Idyll Time III.
Later, we found out that little boat had lost some swim toys, noodles, life jackets and more.
They had to fish all that stuff out of the lock before anyone could leave.
What an interesting start to the morning.
We were heading to Fenelon Falls.
Last night at Docktails, we met the Harbor Hosts, Pam and Gary.
They own a store in Fenelon Falls that we really wanted to see.
When we approached the Fenelon Falls lock we noticed that there were a few places that we could tie up our boat, get out and explore the town.
We went through the lock to get one of the “better” parking places.
You can probably guess what happened.
No more spots.
So on we went.
To Rosedale, Lock 35
We went through the lock at Bobcaygeon and another at Fenelon Falls.
When that destination didn’t work out, we pressed on to Lock 35 at Rosedale.
On the way, we saw beautiful houses aka cottages and a few more seaplanes.
I wasn’t particularly that excited about staying at a lock wall without power but what choice did I have?
There wasn’t a lot of options.
So, right after we went through the third lock of the day, we docked on the wall.
I can’t say enough about our experience at this stop.
We met some fantastic people.
It was quiet.
It was serene.
And it had phenomenal wifi!
I have struggled to get good connections to keep up with this blog and our YouTube channel while on this trip.
Especially in Canada.
But this was the place to relax and write and video.
About Air Conditioning
I know when I told you earlier that this wall didn’t have power, some of you were concerned for me.
And with good reason.
But the weather was really mild.
Nothing like the scorching temperatures of earlier days.
The night air was cooler AND my Dyson personal fan worked great all night without pulling too much from the inverter.
So, if the conditions are just right, I can rough it.