I'm posting this 3 days after writing it because we've had very little cell coverage for last few days! I also posted too quickly last time, without telling you anything about the 202 km canal we're traveling on, the Rideau Canal. The idea of building this waterway from Ottawa to Lake Ontario was conceived during … Continue reading Canada Day on the Rideau
It's been awhile since I last wrote. I haven't been in the mood to write for a variety of reasons. The main one is that, although we have seen and enjoyed some absolutely spectacular sights and places, things have been going fairly smoothly, doggone it. I never wanted this blog to be just an endless … Continue reading Montreal, then to Ottawa
We spent 3 pretty wonderful days in Quebec City. This is a magical place--established in the early 1600's by Champlain, and the birthplace of French settlement in the New World. We moored in and spent most of our time in or near the walled Old City. This city is so picturesque it hurts. Wherever you … Continue reading Quebec City and now upriver
I'm sorry. I really can't write about our carefree travels through Canada, while reading about and listening to the stories of what the country I happened to be lucky enough to be born into is doing. I'm appalled, sickened, sad, and angry. I've seen the images and listened to the sounds (taken in secret, of … Continue reading No Posting about trip today
I last wrote from Chambly, Quebec, a charming little town only 14 miles from Montreal that seemed more like it was 100. We ended up staying there 5 nights for various reasons. One is that our friend, Bill Hauser, who we haven't seen for several years, drove up from Boston to join us for almost … Continue reading Riding the St Lawrence Seaway to Quebec City
We left Rause's Point at about 9 AM on Saturday AM, and a few minutes later crossed into Canada. I was too busy putting away lines and fenders to notice, but David said there was a small buoy in the center of the Richelieu River informing him of the borders location. A few minutes later, … Continue reading O Canada—finally!
This will be a short blog, because we've only done one voyage since leaving Whitehall and heading up Lake Champlain to Burlington. Let me make this clear--we love Burlington. It is such a FUN town. Reminds us a lot of Seattle and/or Portland, including thinking they have the corner on "weirdness" There is one big … Continue reading Burlington, Vermont