August 6th we left Orillia marina in Canada, crossed lake Coochiching and followed the Trent Severn channel through 2 locks. We stayed overnight above Swift Rapids lock. It was so quiet that Bruce and I had to make a small campfire to keep busy. We tied to the wall behind Golden (Bonnie,David) , a catamaran , that we had met in Cambellford. August 7th, we enjoyed the coolest lock # 44 on the Trent. It is called the Big Chute. It is actually a railroad chute that is on railroad tracks, and you drive your boat into it as slings come under your boat. They tighten the slings and you are partially suspended as you are pulled on the track up and over the highway and back into the water on the other side. It was a bit bumpy but what a thrill. Nothing like that on Cedar Lake. Lock 45 was our last lock on the Trent. Whew ! Glad that is done, but nothing better than doing it.
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What a unique situation!