Hannah and I wanted to take one last trip to the grocery before leaving St. Anne. David and Russ wanted to visit the aviation museum. Alex wanted to make everyone a nice lunch (which was wonderful). As a result we hung out for a while before locking up and out of the quaint town right round 2 pm.
Carillon Lock is the biggest in Canada, and 3rd biggest in North America (we're pretty sure we've been through the other two on the rivers). It goes up 65 feet. We entered through a huge garage door looking thing that opens upward. Like many locks in Canada, we tied to a floating pier, which is tied to bollards that float up as we go. So no work for us once we get into the lock. Moreover, there are a couple of lockmasters there to help with lines. (We love Canada locks).
Alex made a wonderful timelapse of the lift.
|David, Hannah, and Russ, in the Ottawa River
Up early on Monday he headed to the town marina in Montebello. The resort here, while in the middle of nowhere, is known for having the world's largest log cabin. It's quite a Canada destination. We're told they have a wonderful restaurant as well, so we made reservations for dinner Monday evening.
|A bit overcast, but clearly a lovely valley.