|The Harbor Hosts at Trentport Marina took this picture of Tanuki as we entered the canal system that brought us to Midland, ON where we rented a car to go to Cousins Camp 2.0 (a family reunion) in North Carolina.|
The best feature of all the locks were the young Canadians working at each lock. They hire high school and college students to work during the summer and every one we met was outgoing, friendly and helpful.
After completing the Trent Severn, we docked Tanuki at a marina in Midland, ON, rented a car and headed out for the long-anticipated Cousins Camp 2.0. We used to host Cousins Camp at our house in St. Augustine. When the grandkids heard we were moving onto a boat, they cried, "but what about Cousin's Camp?"
On our way back we visited with Ben, who interned on our farm, his wife Hannah and their almost 2-year old child Rosie (who we hadn't met before).
|Docktails at Petersbourgh Marina with lots of other Loopers|
|In the Petersbourgh Lift Lock|
We found a Lodge in a national forest in North Carolina and rented it for 4 days and nights. All 9 grandchildren came and brought their 6 parents, and we joined them there. Little did any of us know that there was no Internet or cell service there. It was splendid!
We took our time getting down and stopped at lots of places going in both directions.
|The Distillery District of Toronto, ON where we saw "The Secret Chord, a tribute to Lenord Cohen" - incredible!|
|Had to stop on the Canadian side of Niagra Falls for a selfie.|
|Going through Cleveland? |
Might as well stop at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and see the Sirius Classic Rock channel DJ.
|The entire crew! The weather was cool and comfortable. The fishing was fine. Canoeing was great. Cradle of Forestry field trip was fun. Food was awesome. Everyone had a great time.|
We also got to re-connect with Brenda & Paul, some friends we made when we rented a cottage on Green Turtle Cay in The Bahamas, a few years back.
It's good to be back home on Tanuki!
Remember: Yesterday is history. Tomorrow is a mystery. Today is the day!
The Wandering Williams.