After we left Smiths Falls that's just what we did. We got on the Beveridge Lock wall, then we all climbed aboard Highwind's dinghy and went to Perth for the afternoon.
Very cute town, and worth the 45 minute dinghy ride. We went to a brewery, then did some mini-golf, then ate dinner at a German restaurant. The day started out rainy, but as we headed to Perth it stopped, and by the time we came back it was sunny. Quite cool, too. A nice reprieve from the sticky heat we'd been having.
|Locking up in the dinghy|
|Perth! No, not Australia.|
|Getting ready for some putt-putt.|
|The ride back was just before sunset, and gorgeous.|
To get to Perth we had to lock through 2 locks. The consequence of that was locking back down, and the lock hours. Given our late start we didn't get back to the locks until 7:30 pm or so, and they closed at 6pm. Hannah and David tied it up to the lock and we walked back to the boats.
This morning, we headed out right away since we wanted to get a little fuel. Hannah and David had to wait for the locks to open (9 am) to lock down their dinghy. They didn't get underway for until 11 am, as a result.
|Colonel By Island|
Canadians are a hearty folk!