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July 27 – Deseronto

27 Jul

So, we left this morning just before 8:00 because another sailboat was heading down the Murray Canal towards the bridge and the sign says that you should travel in groups. You also have to have your $4.95 ready to give to the bridge attendant. We wondered if we would have to tie up and go into the office, but no, the man stands on the bank with a long pole and a brass cup attached. You just pass him the money. We gave him a five cent tip. If you look carefully in the picture below, you should be able to see how it is done.

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We motored down the Murray Canal and into the Bay Quinte near Canadian Forces Base Trenton. I managed to get a shot of the Hercules aircraft.

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We actually motored down the canal with another boat that had a tiny dog and once we got out into the open water, the dog ran to the bow and barked continuously at the waves. Hmm… I am not sure how long that would last on our boat.

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We also saw a family of swans right in the middle of the channel and I got a good shot of them because they were so close!

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Along the way to Deseronto, we saw a beautiful island. Dennis said that we should go exploring it. Yikes!

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Deseronto is a very small town and has a grocery store (of sorts), pharmacy and a couple of variety stores. We tried to get some fresh produce but it wasn’t overly fresh so we will go into Picton tomorrow where there is a Sobeys. Here are a couple of shots around the town.

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Dennis tried his hand at fishing and managed to get our salad!

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We have enjoyed the whole trip so far but have to say that we sure miss the clean water of Georgian Bay. Everywhere else we’ve been, the water has been ok but certainly not clear or even cold. Some places have been better than others but I think that our good swimming days are over except for maybe around Kingston. We’ll see!

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Posted by on July 27, 2012 in Sailing in Lake Ontario

 

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