Friday, July 6, 2018

White Swans and the Lock Nest Monster

Eighteen river miles from Lock-6 to Lock-8 on the Trent Severn Waterway. The temperature was 30 degrees cooler this morning and the wind was a brisk 15-18 mph from the north.

 We departed Lock-6 around 0830 in time to get the 0900 opening of Lock-7. Beautiful farms and lilypad covered shallows lined both sides of the TSW. There were a few houses, girls swimming from a platform moored out in the water.(too cold for me), and some boats tied to makeshift docks in several places.

We arrived at Lock-8 and were greeted by the young, friendly employees who helped us tie-up on the left bank at the top of the dam. The grass had just been mowed and there was plenty of shade to cover the boat. This place is in the middle of nowhere and is perfect for an overnight stop. The only noise is the wind blowing through the open hatch and the thick trees that line the bank. After warming up some leftover pizza we relaxed and enjoyed our solitary oasis.

That's the news and here's some views:

We are here

Today's 18 mile cruise from Lock-6 to Lock-8 on the TSW

Farewell Lock-6, a great place to stay on the TSW

The geese are leaving too

Entering Lock-7

Beautiful, chilly day on the TSW

River toys

Swans, first ones we have seen so far

Entering Lock-8 at Pearcy Reach

Tied to the wall above Lock-8

The Lockmaster keeps this facility on ship shape

We had the whole park to ourselves


U C Me

We C thee

A view from the Salon

Another day comes to an end on the TSW

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