Friday, June 27, 2014

Hastings, ON

Between Campbellford and Hastings, the shore consists of cottages, scrub and farmland. The river winds its way around islands and mashes, making the trip much more interesting.

 We met a 32 ft newer Nordic Tug, "Enfin", similar to Dunworkin. In the name of efficiency, the Lockmasters had us raft up because these locks are so small, and we locked through several together.

Once again we've stayed "on-the-wall" of a lock without electric, water or internet. That said, the location is in the center of town and within walking distance to a grocery store, bank, drug store, and restaurants.

Several boats that we have met along the way are also docked here ,and we have met some new folks as well.

Blue Moon is here, and Akasha, a 48ft Kadey-Krogan Whaleback (Thom's all time favorite boat,which was in Picton, Ontario with us), also pulled in.

Captain's Supplement:

Two days running on battery power is a little bit of an experiment for us but we didn't expect any difficulties given we arrived fully charged and with 80 gals of fresh water on board. That was until a maladjusted pressure switch on the fresh water pump popped a line off and dumped 50 gals of water into the engine room. After a bit of a fire drill, we fixed the hose, reset the pressure switch and bailed out the water not removed by the bilge pumps. They say there is always something going wrong on a boat.

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