Aug 24th to Aug 27th
10 February 2019
We were up and Lori was on her way to do laundry by 8 am only to find someone was there and it was 10:30 am before she finished .I baked a batch of muffins and then we went walking checking out the Legion and walked up town where we found a Discount store which sold Costco leftovers !!!! Lori was in her glory and amoung other things bought a bath robe for Declyns birthday and I bought some DVD's at a pawn shop . We ended up at the Legion for lunch and talked to a retired OPP officer and shared boating storing . We spent time on the dock and went for another walk after supper and noted there were a lot of dogs on the docks - transient boater , eh !!
After breakfast we walked up town again as I had to return a packet of DVD's as the one I wanted was just a blank . They were surprised too and gladly gave my money back and more shopping and back to the boat for lunch . About 4:40pm we headed to Metro for some last minute items and watched tv . Steak for supper , I cleaned the grill and Lori did a couple of loads of laundry . Orillia marina is great , close to town .
We were up early , got rid of the garbage , breakfast and showered and leaving the marina by 8:15 am on our way to lock 42 & 43 and stopped at Waubic's restaurant for lunch , the first time in 3 years that we were able to get in to the dock , and on to Big Chute for the night and the usual tour watching boats use the railway system .
We were ready to lock through at 9 am but maintenance held us up for a while , on our way by 9:50 am to lock 45 , the last of our about 150 locks this year . We arrived at Midland and fueled up and got pumped out and tied up in Midland Town Marina . We walked up town and checked out the legion ,no one there , and back to the boat . Lori baked a cake , we watched a movie , supper and went for a walk and as we returned we talked to some loopers . It rained all night .