Crossing the Summit. High altitude boating.

Crossing the Summit. High altitude boating.

July 23, 2019 Tuesday Big Bob Channel Lock 32, Bobcaygeon, ON to Lock 39 Portage (middle of nowhere) Brock, ON     35.7 nautical miles.

44°29’56.5″N 79°07’55.7″W
44.499026, -79.132147
Elevation: 745 ft   Locks 2   Ascent 30 feet. Locks 3 Descent 95 feet

Along the Way

A little squirrel for breakfast and then a little preening

Fenelon Falls. From one cutesie town Babcageon to another Fenelon Falls.

High altitude boating across the summit at Balsam Lake 840 feet. Pull down the oxygen masks!

Kirkfield Lift Lock

Gee I hope these readings are wrong. (There is a lot of grass on the bottom of the channel throwing off the reading. Disconcerting never the less. yes dear scrubs the bottom at 3.9)
Mary’s new Canadian Kawartha (like the ice cream) sweatshirt matches the blue line where boats wait to lock up/down
Canadian supper Deluxe cheddar.
Why does it say President’s Choice on the box? Shouldn’t it say Prime Minister’s Choice?


Absolutely no one.
Lock 39 – Portage is remote enough that the lock attendants drive out here on a service road.


– Marshmallow was originally made from the mallow plant (Athaea officinalis) that grows wild in marshes. 
– The French were introduced to marshmallow in the early to mid-1800s.  candy makers replaced the mallow root with gelatin.
– Americans buy 90 million pounds of marshmallows each year, about the same weight as 1,286 gray whales.

Drolleries and Yuks

Did you hear about the fire in the shoe factory?
The police said some heels started it. 10,000 soles were lost.

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