It's Father's Day in Canada, too! The locks on the Rideau have extended hours on the weekends, so we took full advantage. We finished the Rideau Canal Waterway- 44 miles and 14 locks in 9 hours today. We are done with this waterway and its 49 locks, which is more like an obstacle course than a cruising area. But, we still have the Trent-Severn Waterway ahead, which has another 45 locks.
At the Newboro Lock we started to descend on the canal instead of rising. It was downhill the rest of the day.
|One of the hand cranks used to open and close the lock gates|
The most interesting locks were the flight of 4 at Jones Falls. While we waited we had time to explore the history exhibits that were open- first a working blacksmith who was making nails.