This year we travelled the ever popular
(our term: Little Loop)
…documenting our journey from Lake of Two Mountains,
through the centre of Ottawa on the Rideau Canal,
down the system to the Thousand Islands.
…through 53 locks,
covering almost 700 nautical miles during our 2014 boating season.
Seeing Francois recently leafing through sailing magazines, sighing sadly and saying:
“I want to go away”
has pushed me to help him focus on our next adventure.
Apparenlty taking care of Montreal Squadron business
and studying for our courses isn’t quite enough for my newly retired Captain.
So here is our proposed plan for 2015…
A journey that will take us from our home on Lake of Two Mountains,
along the Saint Lawence Seaway,
east to Sorel,
then south along the Richelieu River,
to Lake Champlain,
down the Hudson River
to our eventual treasured destination…
New York, New York….
“I want to wake up in a city that never sleeps“
We will then fill up R.E.D.’s belly (her water ballast) with salt water…
…because we can….
…Heading back up the Hudson River,
we will then cross westward to the Oswego Canal system
to Lake Ontario, where we plan on exploring more of the Thousand Islands,
then back up the Saint Lawrence Seaway to home.
…I calculate the journey to be approximately 1300 nautical miles…
but if it takes longer?
….then it will take longer.