May 31, 2014
So here we are, made it at last! The trip across Lake Ontario was really easy since the water was very flat. It took quite a while so I had time for a nap! Once we were close to the shore, we went through a sailboat race, which you can see in the video. I didn’t see anyone shaking a fist at us, but it was not clear sailing for a little while, since we have to give the right of way to sail boats.
Once we got through that hazard we were into a little canal and through some swing bridges. The swing bridges were pretty neat – they wait until you get right up on them to swing through, and then at the first bridge the bridge keeper came out with a little brass cup on the end of an extendable pole to collect the $5 fee for passing through. There was little to no wind, but I wondered what would happen if a strong breeze blew my money out of the cup!
It wasn’t long after that we came to the town of Trenton, in Ontario, where we are docking for at least the night. We were surrounded by loopers at this marina, and they’d all come from different starting points, so Foster had fun chatting for a while.
We lucked out at this marina with an excellent wifi connection, but our prior experience has been that we have wifi about 30% of the time at marinas. Sometimes the marina offers wifi but we can’t connect because the signal is too weak. That was no biggie in the states since we used Foster’s me-fi, but international data is ridiculously expensive so we either have to rely on the marina, find a temporary me-fi here in Canada, or go without.
We cleared customs with no issues and then set off on some errands and exploration. Foster exchanged money, we stopped at the tourist bureau to see what our options are, the liquor store to try some Canadian beers and wine, an interesting sort of dollar store/food store, and finally a very nice asian restaurant called Thai Sushi where we drank Tsing Tao and Tiger beer, and ate some very good sushi.
Have some more posts to add, but also wanted to draw your attention to the updated gallery section. There is a page with all the videos linked so you don’t have to search through posts to get to the video. There’s also a lot more new photo galleries added!