We decided that our original float plan through the Trent-Severn was a bit ambitious.
Perhaps the long days with locks, bridges & many kilometers of travel were too taxing. So we decided to break up the days and have fewer off days. We didn’t get a chance to see any of Campbellford last night, so I got up at 6AM and walked across the bridge for a quick look see. We push away around 8 and made the first lock through at 8:30AM. Only 5 locks today, but just to make it exciting, the first 4 were really close together and required that we set up on opposite sides each time. That means swapping 2 lines and 5 fenders (3 at rub rail level & 2 at water level for when you reach the top), between each lock. See Patti run? Run, Patti, Run!! The lockmasters assured us that it was not just a cruel joke, but that in the 1800’s when the locks were built, they experimented with the different systems to see how they could make the best use of gravity to fill the locks and some systems favored one wall or the other. Arrived Hastings a little after 1pm. Andy felt a bump today and went diving to check his keel (no worries)! Brad did boat chores & worked on the washing machine. Mary & I visited town and picked up a few supplies.
I’m fixing corn beef & cabbage for dinner (Is my Irish showing?) & Mary’s doing Cheesy Potato Casserole.