Yes, that’s right, Kingston, ON. We were up early and Mike uploaded the May 10th blog. and then we walked to Tim Horton’s for breakfast. This Tim’s looked quite a bit different than the Tim’s in Canada. Not nearly as busy and the parking lot was almost empty. Just inside the door, we notice this neat little wagon with a cooler in it advertising their cold stone ice cream.
Before heading back to the boat, we walked to the bridge to get a couple of shots of Persuasion on the canal. The reviews for tying on the wall between lock 7 and 8 said that the one on the east end closest to the lock was the quietest because you were far enough away from the bridge that you didn’t hear all the traffic and the walk to town wasn’t that much different in distance. I think there was only one boat that came through the lock later yesterday. It was very calm and quiet all night. It looks pretty peaceful there right now, with the lock in the background behind Persuasion. I think this photo is another one of my favourites.
We got back to Persuasion just as a boat was exiting the canal. We shoved off right away so we could make the next lock with him. It was 08:10. Here’s some shots along the canal and us going under one of the last bridges of the New York Canal System.
As we head out, we hope for a good crossing. We had planned that if Lake Ontario was too rough today, we would only go as far as Henderson Harbor, which would divide the trip up. However, it wasn’t too bad so we decided we would just head straight to Kingston. I got a shot of the depth monitor. Although it did get a bit deeper, we hadn’t seen this depth for quite awhile, after travelling on the ICW for so long.
We are getting close now. We say O C A N A D A! To the tune of our anthem. How we have missed you, Canada.
It is 15:50 . We are tied to the wall at the Delta Waterfront Hotel. The Captain took our passports and documents and went to call the Customs office. Everything went smoothly and tomorrow we will get our Canadian data plan. We did walk to McDonald’s for supper and from there, with free wifi, let the kids know that we have arrived in Canada. We had the feeling that we were still moving, while sitting at McDonald’s. It is the first time we have experienced it on this trip. We have had it before when we’ve been on the boat for awhile and were surprised that we hadn’t had it on this trip much before now.
We called Eric and Elke hoping to see them tonight or tomorrow but they are in BC and won’t be home until Saturday.
In the evening, I did some blogging, although we can’t load any up until we get the data plan. It was a long day.
Today we travelled 50.1 nm.