72 miles on the Trent, locks 28-36

Going through the town of Bobcaygeon was cool.  34 miles to Bobcaygeon, it is the busiest lock on the system.  Centre Point Landing Marina (705) 738-3463 right after lock 32 was a great spot to overnight with power and water, the owner and her daughters were very accommodating and the town is only 2km away which is a 6min bike ride.  They can also order boat parts for you here.  We found an Italian place to eat Donattela Bar & Grill, food was great and we got a salmon pizza to go for the next day of cruising.

From Bobcaygeon its 38 miles to the Talbot River where we stayed at Sunset Cove Marina, this is after Liftlock 36.  Liftlock 36 (the second of two liftlocks on the whole system)  is the summit of the lock system on the Trent.  At this point we are at 840ft above sea-level.  From here on out the rest of the locks will be lowering us.  Sunset Cove Marina (705) 426-5221  is a super great spot to stop as well.  water is great for swimming, big gas grills are available for use ice cream store on site and quiet easy in easy out with fuel and pump out.

Trent Canal was beautiful and narrow, you have to perform a security call before entering because if two boats of size 30’+ meet in this ditch someone is going to have to back up the whole way because there is no room for passing or turning.  Walls and bottom are jagged rock so make sure you don’t have to get close for any reason.

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