Part eight takes us back to Young's Point and a nice evening with the owner of Islandview Resort. Despite the fact we were heading back towards home, there was still lots of fun and memories to be made :-)
Waiting to go up through the lock at Young's Point;
|Up-bound through Young;s Point Lock - Lock #27 of the Trent Severn Waterway.|
VIDEO: As the title suggests, I was having an 'off day' with my MS symptoms and my approach to the dock at Islandview was less than spectacular. On the good side, you have a nice, long video of the approach to and through the lock;
Immediately beside the lock - and a shorty walk from Islandview - is the Lockside Trading Company. apart from the store, they offer a full fledged ice cream shop and even have this little pig for the kids to sit on. Or, in this case, Anchor Girl.
|Lockside Trading Company at Young's Point|
Across from the lock stands this old bridge, built in 1884-1885 and is the only known surviving bridge that employed both wrought iron and steel in it's construction. It's also one of the oldest bridges along the Trent Severn Waterway. Once used for road traffic, it was long ago replaced by the Regional Road 28 bridge, a little to the west highway (both this bridge and it's replacement are viewable starting about the 3:00 minute mark of the video above).
|Young's Point bridge.|
Our host for our stay, one Mr. Kieth. Um, as a side note, he has a good connection with a guy that does a great job of fashioning drinking glasses out of empty beer bottles. How we got all those empty beer bottles between the two of us is another story ;-)
|Hey Kieth, have you seen my empties ;-)|
Another great spot to tie up for a night or two.
|The docks at Islandview Resort and Marina.|
Leaving Young's Point and heading northbound across Lake on a clear, sunny day;
|A clear day on Clear Lake.|
|Hell's Gate on Stony Lake.|
Anchor Girl still trying to get that perfcect shot of St. Peter's Church - an incident that got us into trouble the first time passing through here, years before! Watch the upcoming video for all the details;
Perry The Penguin sure enjoyed his time travelking through here. Warm & sunny is right up his ally!
|Perry The Penguin having fun on his first boating vacation.|
St. Peter's Church - on the rock.
|St. Peter's Church on Stony Lake.|
VIDEO: Our cruise from Young's Point and through the very picturesque Hell's Gate on Stony Lake;
The aptly named Stony Lake offers similar cruising grounds to that of Georgian Bay, albeit only for a short distance of just a few miles.
At the far western end of Stony Lake is the bottom sid eof Burleigh Falls Lock (Lock #28), and our stop for the next two nights
|Approaching Burleigh Falls Lock.|
Next time, we are at Burleigh Falls Lock for a very stormy night!