Tuesday, 27 June 2017

Four Winds Sesquicentennial Brigades: departing Jones Falls Locks PART 3

We were up early, 6:00 a.m., Sunday, June 25th, and watched as breakfast was made, or ordered in the hotel dining room, the tents were folded up, gear repacked into the cars and trailers that followed the trip. It was calm and the canal was like glass.

 Sunday June 25 Day 2 Jones Falls to Newboro 

 10 am Depart earlier if you haven’t got your canoes to the top of the locks yet. Locks open at 8:00 
 Distance 21 km. three sets of locks 
 Lunch stop likely at Chaffey’s Locks (we saw them there!)
 Overnight at Newboro Lock, the “top” of the Rideau 
 Outdoor presentation on Old-time Navigation Techniques, by the Surveyor General’s crew

Four Winds Sesquicentennial Ottawa Brigades PART 1 –arriving @Jones Falls
South Wind Brigades videos
South Wind Brigades PART 2 – going up @Jones Falls locks 42 => 39.
South Wind Brigade PART 3 –departing Jones Falls
South Wind Brigade PART 4 – @Chaffeys Lock
Rideau Ferry: more paddlers Kingston -Ottawa
South Wind Brigade PART 5 – @Rideau Ferry


Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
Oh my word - those are what you call 'canoes'!!! It was sure a fine event... (Just caught up on your posts; had sissy here and every minute filled with other than blogs!) YAM xx

Olga said...

I love that early morning glass appearance in the water. Was one of my favorite moments of a camping weekend when I could catch a glimpse of that and if I saw a deer stepping out of the woods to get a drink, all the better.

carol l mckenna said...

What great shots of a fascinating event ~ ^_^

Thanks for visiting and commenting on my blog ~ ^_^

Lowcarb team member said...

6.00am an early start ...but so worthwhile.

All the best Jan

Red said...

They are certainly showing the flag.

Christine said...

The reflections on the calm water are stunning!

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

This looks like such an interesting event!

William Kendall said...

They will be glad when the journey is done.

Debbie said...

looks like fun to me...the images of the canoes, with the reflections, very cool!!!