We have been on the boat for 90 days now; we have traveled 1351 Miles, 69 Locks, 7 States/Provences and 2 Countries !!
Living on the boat seems quite normal. I am used to doing laundry in public places and getting groceries by bike & trailer.
Day 90 ... July 19, 2017 ... 34.4 miles; 2 locks in 6 hours
Port of Orillia to Lock 44 Big Chute
Another fabulously bright and sunny morning ... NOT. The cloud cover did keep the temps cooler and quite comfortable.
|Entering another narrow cut|
|Rock island house|
|House built off the rock island over water|
We went thru lock 42 and 43. Lock 43 was a 47' drop ... HUGE drop. Felt like being in a cave when we were at the bottom. Then, we pushed on to the top side of Lock 44 - the Big Chute.
We will take our turn tomorrow on the Big Chute!!
Skies did brighten as we arrived at the Big Chute.
|rock edges in the narrow channels|
|the travel lift is submerged in water, then the boats enter, they are positioned by the lock staff|
large boats like ours (and the back in photo) are held in slings
|the travel lift rises out of the water and carries the boats up over a granite hill and roadway|
|the front wheels and rear wheels run in different tracks|
so the lift stays level while going up and over
|3 to 4 lock attendants ride the lift back and forth|
monitoring the lift and the boats
|heading down now|
|lift being submerged on the down side|
|once submerged, the boats leave in order |
So, we will spend the rest of the day watching the boats going up, over and down.