The next morning we left early for the trip to Kingston and the Rideau. We had to stop in Kingston to pickup a ports book and missed the darn swing bridge by 2 minutes....stuck around for another 58 minutes in very choppy water waiting for it to open and we were on our way.
At Kingston Mills
First Set of Locks on the Rideau
The next day we locked through Lower
We spent the next 3 nights
Cru Zin and Time&Tide at anchor
"Elephant Rock" ( Burnt Hills)
At Jones' Locks we had to wait for the locks again
We met up again in Westport where we had a lovely seafood lunch and stocked up on groceries.
We tried very hard to find a nice anchorage after we went through the Narrows but the wind was foul and the first mate was tired so we headed back to The Narrows
It's hard work...
On our way back we did some shopping in Newborrow and developed some bow thruster issues in Chaffey Lock...poor Gary dove in to see if anything was stuck but it turned out the battery connector was pooched...My smart captain fixed it and we were off in a jiffy. After Jones Falls we were so very happy to be in Morten Bay at anchor. It is one of the most beautiful spots we have ever been to on Time&Tide . Very high cliffs and clear clear water...as soon as we came to a stop the boat was surrounded by fish who we fed by hand...they would nibble on fingers and toes while we swam...it was gorgeous
We had to come home sooner that expected due to an emergency at work....the weather was yukky so we decided to spend the night at Confederation Basin Yacht club in Kingston before heading home.
We left early the next morning just as the sun was rising forecasted high winds and thunder boomers. Just past the Upper Gap we noticed a boat in distress and ended up towing them to Priniers Cove.
We got home late in the day...a few days sooner than we wanted to but such is life. Back to work and an over-grown veggie garden and family and friends who were sorely missed.