June 23, 2012

June 23, 2012  Day 43                                 Total miles to date:  849.31

It is hard to believe we started the loop 6 weeks ago today.  We continue to enjoy each day and are constantly in awe of the beauty of this country.  We also learn something new each day and that is a good thing! 

Today was a productive boat project day – it seems that something always needs to be cleaned, fixed, adjusted, replaced, or installed!

We were happy to see Loopers Tom and Linda on Raydiance come into the marina this afternoon.  We are the only two boats from the US here at Gaines Marina in Rouses Point, NY – all others are Canadian.  They joined us for hamburgers on the grill and we planned our trip into Canada during dinner on the sundeck.  We will depart at 7am and head directly to customs. We will travel about 30 miles to Chambly tomorrow and go through nine locks.  We will likely be tied up at a wall tomorrow night so we will not be able to post the blog without wifi. 
We look forward to sharing our next adventure on the Loop with you as we travel through Canada for about six weeks! We will go to Chambly, Sorel, Montreal, Ottawa, Rideau Canal, Kingston, Trent Severn, Georgian Bay, and the North Channel before reaching into the Great Lakes.