Trent-Severn (part 1)

13 Jun

You know it’s going to be a memorable day when you wake up to this…

I can only suppose that swans have very good judgement, since at least 500 swans decided that Trenton is a good place to spend a little time. Bushranger, Boyd and I had already figured that out. By the way, what IS a ‘flock’ of swans called?!? …a gaggle? …a conventions? …a swarm?…whatever…

We took that ‘bunch’ of swans to be a good omen and set out to see the Trent-Severn. Today we got to practice our ‘locking through’ procedures…

These are cute locks. They seem to fit only 2 boats at a time (of Bushranger’s size). They are also MANUAL!


Canadians are very smart folks…they employ summer help (high school and college kids looking to earn a bit of money) to man the huge wheels that open and close the lock doors. I supposed they don’t need someone manning the wheels during most of the school year since the canal is closed (and probably frozen).

We did six locks today, but they were really close together so it was a pretty easy day.

Bushranger is currently tied to the wall of the Frankford Lock with a new boat-friend, Rahn de Vous.


Rahn de Vous’ crew, Karen and Craig, plan to share a pizza with us for dinner. I think a pizza and some beers would look pretty nice right about here…


I hope your day ends as sweetly as ours.


P.S. t/5, s/5

10 Responses to “Trent-Severn (part 1)”

  1. Heather June 13, 2016 at 16:34 #

    Bucolic! Red circle this place!

  2. Christine Sutcliffe June 13, 2016 at 17:42 #

    A herd or a whiteness. And, if they’re flying, they’re a wedge.

    • MrsB June 13, 2016 at 20:37 #

      I certainly understand ‘the wedge’ thing… and ‘the whiteness’ makes sense too

  3. rodcrobinson June 13, 2016 at 18:31 #

    Wow what a spot to have dinner!!

    • MrsB June 13, 2016 at 20:37 #

      the pizza was also outstanding!

  4. Daffy June 13, 2016 at 19:55 #

    some more on the swans: a ballet or a bevy when on the water

    • MrsB June 13, 2016 at 20:36 #

      I think I like the ballet the best!

  5. jdepodwin June 13, 2016 at 22:35 #

    Your comment about the swans reminded me of the wonderful children’s book by EB Webb called Trumpet of the Swans. The book takes place in Canada and perhaps I now know why. Enjoy another beautiful setting.

    • MrsB June 14, 2016 at 07:16 #

      it’s starting out well with a visit from a Canadian goose family…I’ll stick it in the blog later

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