On Thursday we left our slip at Lagoon City (Lake Simcoe). We are moving! We have arranged to winter over at the Port Whitby Marina so that is our final destination this summer (ideally before the kids are due back at school).
Before we headed for Lake Ontario, Doug wanted to go to Georgian Bay once more. (But really I think he just wants to do the entire Trent Severn Waterway (TSW) in one go)
When we bought the boat (August 2012) it was located in Midland, Ontario and we spent a few weekends anchoring out on the beautiful bay. Since bringing the boat to Lake Simcoe we have missed the beaches and things to do on Georgian Bay. So we are excited to go back.
Friday was a gorgeous, hot day and our transit north was perfect. We left Couchiching Lock 42 at 9:30am and enjoyed some swims along the route. The kids exhausted their electronics, completely draining the batteries, so they pulled out playing cards. Yes! One point for mommy and daddy -allow kids to believe there is no way to charge gadgets!!!!
Mr S rounded up his courage and jumped off the deck of the boat, over the rail into the lake. He was soooo proud.
Friday night we stayed at the Midland Town Dock because it was getting later and, well, Doug wanted an ice coffee and we knew there was a Tim’s right there. 🙂
Saturday we anchored out at Giants Tomb for the day and night. The lake was so calm there was virtually no pull on the line for parts of the day. The kids played on paddle boards and at the beach while I enjoyed a book and some quiet. Mini-Wheat enjoyed her paddle to shore and run on the beach, which surprised me because she has been such a chicken since I was in Italy in July.
Today we went to Hope Island to snorkel a wreck. It was cool to see. Miss K wanted to see a dead pirate but no luck. Once everyone was tired out (bored?) we headed to Lock 45 at Port Severn. First thing tomorrow we begin our transit to Lake Ontario. We locked thru and stayed at the dock. The Kids talked us into dinner at the restaurant across the channel, Dam Grill, and then ice cream at the Ice Breaker (on old river boat converted to sweet shop).
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