The first week of July spent in Ottawa


The story this week is locks, the dingy, fish, and family.

We missed the fireworks in Ottawa July 1, we were anchored in a little cove and woke up to pouring rain, MB had done something to her back the night before (ha say I, just an excuse to slack off swabbing the decks), so we just took it easy for the day, and went through Ottawa the next day.

While at the anchorage, I caught a huge (well, about 2 lb) catfish. I didn’t know how to clean it, and MB didn’t know how to cook it, so back in the water it went. I caught another the next night in the next anchorage, so I guess there are a lot of them in the Ottawa River. Can’t wait to catch and eat a pickerel, my favorite next to Cod!

In Ottawa, we went through the 8 locks, and got a kind of rhythm. Somehow I always end up on the starboard side, and when I reverse the engine to stop or slow, the stern pulls to port. We are getting the hang of it, it seems. We did 8 more locks that day to get to Manotick for Friday, where Tony & Suzanne live, so we could spend the weekend off the river while we visited.

We tried to tie up to Tony’s neighbors dock, but the water was simply too shallow, so we went to a marina up the river a mile and drove our dingy back to his house. The little British Seagull ran like a champ. Cute and light little motor, certainly easy to handle.

After breakfast and dinner with Tony, Suzanne, Roberto and Melissa, we were back to visit and dine out on Sunday. It was a great visit, and we are certainly glad we came up the Rideau.

Now its off for 27 more locks then to the Trent Severn with their 44 locks.

Just a note, our blog address has changed, apparently I’m still a spammer! To stay current, get to the blog from www.joeamelia.ca. I will keep that one up to date.

Love to all,

Joe & Mary Beth

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3 Responses to “The first week of July spent in Ottawa”

  1. MARY JANE Says:

    I CHECK WEEKLY FOR YOUR STORIES. LOVE THEM. AMY WAS OVER AND SHE HAS DIAL UP AND DID NOT TRACK YOU. I SHOWED HER THE BLOG AND SHE NOW WAITS FOR INTERNET (SOMETIMES 20 MINUTES) ACCESS. JOSH (NOW 13) TELLS ALL HIS BUDDIES HIS AUNT AND UNCLE ARE TRAVELLING VIA SAILBOAT AROUND THE WORLD(A BIT OF A TALL TALE) BUT THEY THINK IT’S COOL. WE HOPE TO HEAR FROM YOU SOON. GOOD LUCK, GOOD WEATHER, AND LOTS OF LOVE.

    MARY JANE, CHOX, AND KIDS

  2. Anonymous Says:

    Hi Unkel Joy and ant Mary Beth Its Lucas. I Hrad About Your Adventers Weve Bene Traking and read your bloges. im going in to graed 6 on september 2. on september 6-14 were going back to pei to see grama and grampa but grampa dusint no. Mi mom got a car its worth lots of fun and laughs.hope you have fun.heres a smiyeleface.AND a monyman
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  3. Anonymous Says:

    Talked to dad and Peg tonightAug 9. Heard you had some +++Big trouble But Don”t let that stop your journey . Its only a STEPPING Stone . I know you both have the brains and jutttttts to do this.All four of us are flying out to dads the second week of September. Renting a car in Moncton and will surprise him. Renee Bushey is getting married Sept 27. Rich Italians you know !!!! $32000 all booze and a school bus to take you home. Well I hope you the best of luck.!!!!! Stay in touch with another blog soon. Love Amy Have to work at the hospital all weekend GOODNIGHT LOVE U AND BE SAFE>

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