Saturday, July 21, 2018

Scottish Festival in Orillia Ontario

Our last day in Orillia was filled with Scottish themed celebrations with parades, music and an arts and crafts show in the marina park.  The whole town filled with cars, people and boats as the summer weather and festivities brought people from everywhere.

Our three night stay in Orillia gave us the time to not only enjoy some great weather and local attractions but catch up with some Looper friends we haven't seen since Waterford at the beginning of the Erie Canal.  The crew of Viridian also stocked up on provisions, did laundry, took on fuel/water and washed the boat.  We are coming to the end of the canal phase of Canada and after a few days we will enter the Georgian Bay, a 250 mile cruise through the deep, clear, rocky waters north of Lake Huron where we will enter the U.S. via Potagannissing Bay.

That's the news and here's some views:  (We have tons of other pictures and videos but due to the weak internet service we are not able to get them loaded at this time.)

Viridian after her cleaning

Early Morning, Orillia Ontario

A Looper Fan of Gordon Lightfoot (He was born here)

The Grand Parade Begins

Arts and Crafts show after the parade

Rails to Trails Bike Path Runs Through Orillia

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