July 26, Wednesday, Portland Ontario
The locks we must pass to be on our way were again closed today, but the day turned out well. I walked to the small town to get Canadian stamps for postcards I’ve wanting to mail for a while -surprised that the stamps for a postcard to the US are $1.20 each.
We learned that we’d have to move our boat to a different slip since they hadn’t planned for us another day, and our home-area neighbor Joe Holmes came by again to watch the fun and then drive us to his boathouse in Elgin so we could finally row out to his island.
What a wonderful place to spend time camping and swimming and boating. He showed us around and we hiked up and down the island. It measures only an acre from the air, but seems larger due to the elevations. Joe also took us to an island with a huge eagle next at the top of a pine tree where we saw, at a distance, a young eagle and one of its parents in separate trees. We then ate in another favorite town in the area, Westport, and Joe dropped us back at the boat.