Wednesday, 28 July 2010


So, I've just come back from a very exciting canoe trip with two friends of mine.

We felt like the quintessential Canadians, paddling along!

We paddled 100 km on the Rideau Canal in Ontario, took 5 leisurely days to do it and had quite the adventure ;)

So Canadian!

We paddled "uphill" for the first 60 or so km, then it was downhill from there. How is that possible? The Rideau Canal has an elaborate lock system - every station we passed had 1-4 locks that let you climb up or down to the next water level without having to portage.
Some locks only lifted or dropped by 3 feet, but others were 16 feet if I remember correctly - quite the drop!

I had a great time - obviously got no quilting done and haven't touched a needle or pedal since I got back. Also, it looks as if I'm going to be incredibly busy for the next little while - more in August! Hope you guys all get more quilting done than I - or at least do something equally fun :)


Leslie said...

what a fun thing to do with your friends

Crispy said...

WOW how fun!! The pictures are beautiful!!


Anne at Film and Thread said...

That looks like loads of fun! Did you stay in your canoe going through the locks or did you have to go out and carry it around? More details, please?! Did you camp at night? Were all 3 of you in one canoe?

Nanci said...

Oh Christine! The photos are superb! Specially the blue water one.
I didn't remember the Rideau River locks till my sweetie reminded me of the history of the locks!
The chairs were made for the three of you!
Thanks for taking all that time to post photos. I'm impatient.

Rebekah said...

What a cool adventure! Your photos are so pretty.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Great pictures girl!! I've been in the middle of packing and moving, so I have not been online much lately. Your trip looks like fun.