What better place to be on National Canoe Day than in a canoe. We decided to head to Peterborough to participate in the Trent Severn Lock 'n Paddle event. Parks Canada wanted to see how many canoes and kayaks they could squeeze into the Peterborough Lift Lock. The lock is the highest hydraulic lock in the world, rising (or falling) a total of 19.8 metres. The previous record was 101 boats.
We arrived and had lunch in the park then loaded up the canoe for the short but adventure filled paddle.
|Water Fountain on Little Lake|
|Tour boat Coming Through the Locks as we Waited|
|Lock 20 Ashburnham Loaded With 60-75 boats|
|Lock on its Way Down|
|Loading the Lock|
|Long Way Up|
In all there were 138 boats that made the trip up in the lock, with another 15 boats that went up on the next trip.
Here's what it looked like from above.
#LocknPaddle was a success! Thank you paddlers who helped get 138 canoes/kayaks into the #Peterborough Lift Lock. pic.twitter.com/IYPi40KSLa— TrentSevern Waterway (@TrentSevernNHS) June 26, 2016
We had an uneventful trip back down to Roger's Cove (if such a thing is possible when surrounded by dozens of other boats). We packed up all of our gear then the kids played at the splash pad and park.
It was such a fun day filled with incredible experiences!