Today is the day!
We are ready for the Big Chute Railway.
We had watched several boats go into it.
Out of the water.
Up and over.
And down the other side.
Back into the water.
Our Ride on the Big Chute
Sam’s Perspective From the Bridge
The Last Lock
After that incredible experience, we started cruising again.
Making our way to Lock 45.
THE LAST LOCK OF THE TRENT SEVERN WATERWAY!!!
It was a glorious day.
Do you hear those angels singing?
Into The Georgian Bay
Right after moving through the lock, the Georgian Bay begins.
And it’s confusing.
The red markers now are on the right.
The channel is narrow.
There is a lot of water but we can’t venture off the channel.
Then the red markers switch to the left.
It was like some kind of crazy maze.
But we made it through.
Then, we started seeing something that we hadn’t seen in weeks.
A Good Sign
Sailboats can go through the Trent Severn Waterway but they have to take their masts down.
Too many bridges and underpasses that make it impossible.
Once we started seeing sailboats really sailing, I knew we were done, really done, with the locks.
Bay Port Marina
Bay Port Marina is in Midland, ON.
It’s the perfect place to recover, fuel up, pump out, or get your boat fixed.
They do it all.
They also surprised us with an incredible treat.
Ken MacDonald, the General Manager of the Marina and his wife, Marlaine gave loopers a wine and cheese information session about the best way to leave here and see the Georgian Bay and the North Channel.
We had our maps out and got them marked.
We are ready for our next adventure.
Once we got into our slip and had a glass of wine in hand, we just couldn’t stop watching those sailboats.
We are grateful.