Saturday, August 11, 2012

A Day on Sturgeon Lake

We're back somewhat earlier than anticipated, so here's a report of one day's adventure. We visited my BIL, Larry, and his wife Marianne who took us out on their new pontoon craft. They dock on the Trent Canal System, specifically on Sturgeon Lake. So far they have stayed close to home, but it is possible to navigate the locks south to Lake Ontario or north to Lake Huron.

Our day on the lake was pleasantly cloudy after the heat and drought which we have been experiencing in this region. In fact, it even rained during our outing. Up we went to Bobcaygeon where we docked and enjoyed a picnic lunch. The gals then went shopping and I meandered around town while Larry stayed on board with his reading and their three dogs.

We barely made it back to the boat before the rain came down, but it didn't last very long. Then, Larry piloted us to Fenelon Falls before we turned back to the marina, home and supper.

All in all, we enjoyed a very pleasant day.

A view from the boat before we launched from the marina. I was glad that the box on the left was spelled Sanctuary and not Sanktuary. One little letter makes a big difference, don't you agree?

The ladies caught up on the latest news as we cruised northeast on Sturgeon Lake.

Larry happily kept us on course while Oliver sniffed the breeze.
We docked at Bobcaygeon, and Sue disembarked to go shopping with Marianne.
I strolled around town for awhile. This building and sign caught my eye.

I took this photo of a cottage on a little island almost in the Bobcaygeon harbour as we departed.
The clouds were interesting all day, but I took this photo after the rain.
Another pontoon vessel heads into another town, our second destination, Fenelon Falls. This craft was a rental with a built in cabin area. Such rentals are fairly popular on both the Trent and Rideau systems.


RV Vagabonds said...

Spending the day floating around on a pontoon boat is so relaxing; I figure if Denny and I end up anywhere near a body of water we'll own one very similar to that of your friends.

Donna said...

Now That looks like a wonderful Outing!! Cool boat and yes, glad the work was spelled correctly, indeed!!Hahaaa

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Looks like a great way to spend a day, even if the rains came. Great looking boat with a wonderful covered top to share everyone.

Ginnie said...

What an interesting day...even the weather was interesting...and such a lovely spot.

Lorna said...

As always your photos bring on a feeling of being beside you and Sue, which sadly, hasn't been happening much. It looked like a lovely day, and the photo of the clouds is one I've had to copy for my "do you think anyone will believe I took this picture?" file.

Bernie said...

What beautiful pictures AC, looks like a fun day.....:-)Hugs

Diana said...

What a nice excursion A.C. I could go for a trip like that myself!
Love Di ♥

Hilary said...

What a great way to spend the day.. in such a lovely area. I could get used to that. :)

Mary Gilmour said...

Gorgeous boat! Love the cloud shot. And love both Bobcaygeon and the Falls.

Tossing Pebbles in the Stream said...

It is interesting to see how the other half lives. I almost regret leaving middle class life and ambition behind.

Ruth said...

That little yellow cottage looks perfect to me.