Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Day on the Water

We spent Sunday afternoon leisurely cruising down the river. It was the perfect day for a boat ride and the weather was gorgeous.


We started up the river and came down through five locks, on our way back home. I didn't photograph every one but here is the first one we went through.

It's always so weird to be down in the bottom of a lock, waiting for them to open the doors and let you free. Although one plus to it on Sunday was that it was cooler down there instead of scorching hot like it was in the sun.

We saw lots of cool things along the river, like people on horses, baby ducklings and a guy standing up in his canoe fishing.

The best lock to go through though is the Lift Locks.


We then spent the rest of the trip blasting along in the wind and enjoying the sunshine and the summer weather. It was amazing and totally needed.

Who wants to come visit us? We'll take you for a ride in our boat.


  1. ooh Ive never gone through locks before! how neat!

  2. Jenn you look beautiful! You keep looking healthier as time goes by! And you and Dan look really happy. What a fun day!

  3. Great pics! I would love to come visit and go for a boat ride, but I don't know if I can manage it this summer...maybe next?

  4. Sounds like a wonderful way to spend the day! How did you ever keep your hat on as you went "blasting around"? It looks great on ou, by the way!

  5. It looks like so much fun!

    Jenn, you look beautiful! The exercise and weight gain is definitely making you look so much healthier and happy.

  6. Casey - You should totally do it someday! It's a lot of fun. :)

    Erin - Thanks! It's hard for me to remember how much I have actually improved since I just see the now everyday. it's always nice to hear that I'm looking healthier.

    Jackie - You are always welcome, you know that.

    Ellie - Thanks! The hat was taken off for the "blasting around" parts, don't worry.

    Stasy - It was so much fun. And thank you, I'm definitely feeling better. It's nice to know that it's noticeable too. :)

  7. Your post brings back wonderful memories of my childhood. I loved going through the locks but could never do the Peterborough locks! I had to get out of the boat up top and wait for uncle to get the boat through. The Kirkfield locks were my favorite. My Dad's was always Lock 19 which his grandfather had operated after his retirement from the steamboats.

  8. Karen - I love that you were scared of the Liftlocks! They're so much fun and definitely my favourite part. I know Lock 19 and that's so cool that your grandfather used to operate them. Thanks for sharing your memories!