July 22, Saturday – Ottawa to near Long Island Locks on the Rideau
We are heading south on the Rideau Canal from Ottawa to Kingston Ontario, a 4-5 day journey. Starting today there are 41 locks to go through. We traversed 8 locks today with one set being three in a row. Each one takes time and energy, but is always interesting. There are usually tourists watching and asking questions and also fellow boaters for swapping stories. (I’ve included enough lock photos in previous posts so no more until something spectacular appears).
The Rideau Canal is suburban looking so far, with long bike paths, beaches and nice homes and a few cafes where we’d wave to the customers. We had a number bridges to wait for along the way.
We are anchored out in a neighborhood area. It was pretty busy with boats speeding by in the early evening, and now we hear a band across the river, but is peaceful otherwise. Three para-gliders came by – and one guy loved flying low.
That’s it for today!