We have now entered the Kawartha Lakes region. This has long been a vacation spot for Canadians and abounds in lakeside homes, cottages and churches. This is also a product of glaciers thousands of years ago and is called the Canadian Shield. The rock islands and boulders are plentiful – nice to look at but hard to dodge!
A lot scarier sounding than it actually is, we entered “Hell’s Gate”, however, the current does make it tricky.
Not far after the Buckhorn Lock, we entered Buckhorn Yacht Harbour Marina and docked in our first covered slip since leaving Nashville. We would lay over here through Canada Day and avoid the busy holiday traffic. The marina even had its own little beach – they just forgot to spread it!
The next day at the marina, we enjoyed visiting several of the folks around the docks until the power went out. Everyone scrambled to turn on their boat generators for air conditioning as it was nearly 100 degrees. It got hot fast in Canada! We got on our bikes for a tour of town. On our way, we passed Adam & Eve.
The town was quaint and of course had ice cream shops and a general store.
We thought we would have dinner at one of the three restaurants, however, power was out in Buckhorn as well as the marina (the ice cream shop had a generator to preserve their product). The best we could do was a glass of wine at “The Ice House” – nothing cool about it! Kim was our waitress and was pleasant in spite of the heat.
……so we biked home and had dinner on our boat – WITH AIR CONDITIONING!
RANDOM STUFF: Our good friends Mike and Brenda have a Rossborough like this one. You don’t see too many Rossboroughs around! And this marina had more Carver Yachts than any marina we had encountered so far.
Karen is growing an herb garden and we enjoyed the fresh basil and onions in our salad and on our pizza!