Campbellford Ontario to Lovesick Lock – July 23, 2017

Jul 20th – Happy Birthday to me and our daughter Amanda!  It was a hot mostly sunny day with showers in the middle of the day.  We left Campbellford this morning and headed 18 miles through 6 locks to Hastings Ontario and docked at Lock 18.  We received some bad news about my mother and […]
Jul 20th – Happy Birthday to me and our daughter Amanda!  It was a hot mostly sunny day with showers in the middle of the day.  We left Campbellford this morning and headed 18 miles through 6 locks to Hastings Ontario and docked at Lock 18.  We received some bad news about my mother and we’re trying to determine the logistics to visit her.  While we waited for updates on my mom’s health we manage to get some enjoyment out of my birthday during docktails with a group of Loopers and then a nice dinner in town.  A couple of waitresses surprised me with a complimentary desert with a sparkler while they sang Happy Birthday … What a nice surprise!  Then shortly after a couple of drinks showed up at the table from a Looper couple that were in the same restaurant.  Our thoughts are with my Mom and hoping for a speedy recovery.

Jul 21st – It was a hot mostly sunny day with moderate winds.  We got up extra early to leave Hasting Ontario and travelled 39 miles through 1 lock to Peterborough Marina.  We pulled into the marina and our brother-in-law, Terry, just arrived to take us to the hospital to visit my Mom.  After a 3 hour drive to the hospital we spent the rest of the afternoon with my Mom who isn’t doing very well.  We went back to my parents place for dinner and stay over night with the rest of the family.

Jul 22nd – It was a hot mostly sunny day.  We got up early to get to the hospital to visit my mom and she seemed to be doing better however degraded a bit during the day.  There’s lots of family there to take care of her thus we decided to return back to the boat to finish our trip so we can visit again when we get the boat to it’s final destination in Georgian Bay.  When we got back to the marina we were visited by old friends, Kathi and Don, that live in Peterborough and went out to dinner together and then to Peterborough’s Music Fest in the park and enjoyed a Journey tribute band.     

Jul 23rd – It was a hot sunny day with moderate to high winds.  We left the Peterborough Marina this morning and headed 25 miles through 9 locks to Lovesick lock and tied up to the overnight wall.  During the day we had a number of updates regarding my Mom’s condition from my family and so far things aren’t looking very promising.  With this news we’ve decided to travel as far as possible each day to get our boat to its slip in Penetang.


Looper Docktails on my Birthday in Hastings ON

Date night on my birthday!

My Birthday singers … they did a great job and brought a great desert with a sparkler

Dinner with Don and Kathi … friends of ours from Peterborough

Watching a Journey Tribute band in a park beside the marina

Wow … there are a few people here!

The Peterborough Lift Lock

The fountain in the Peterborough harbor

Another narrow channel on the TSW

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