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06 October 2013

Cross Canada and Back, Part 57


Kawartha Lakes District

9th to 11th of September 2011, days 117,118 119

Visiting Jeanie and Ed in the Kawartha Lakes District, Ontario

We were visiting our good friends Jeanie and Ed Thomson on Crystal Lake in the Kawartha Lakes District, Ontario. Ed had made us a map to their place, and it was pretty exact.

Back country road in the Kawarth Lakes District, Ontario
Some of the smallest roads we have been on with the trailer
Olga (our GPS) is pretty good, she took us to the Marina on Crystal Lake. Ed was waiting at the last gravel road intersection. Talking about the boonies!

Wow, we barely made it through the narrow country road with our 5th wheel dragging behind.

The most challenging were the steep up and down hills and valleys for our hitch and truck. We had one cm to spare, hum................

But the drive was well worth it. Jeanie and Ed's cottage is on a beautiful spot right on Crystal Lake.

Jeanie and Ed
Jeanie and Ed in their wonderful cottage.
The two of them are wonderful hosts, and we had a great relaxing time with them.

Anders and I took out their two kayaks and paddled around the lake. that is so much easier then on the ocean, no tides to worry about (except the odd wake from boats going by).

One day we visited Bobcaygeon, a village about 30 minutes away. It is a beautiful spot on the Trent-Severn Waterway.

With interesting Lock # 32 right in the middle of the village. Bigley's Shoe and Clothing store and many other places are enticing to browse and shop. We could not resist. Anders says, Liz's motto when it comes to shopping is "Resistance is futile".

Ed, Liz and Jeanie  standing at lock 32
Ed, Liz and Jeanie at lock 32
Jason and Arlene, Jeanie and Ed's son and daughter-in-law have a cottage right besides them. They visited with their children and dog Einstein.

They have a speed boat. With Arlene at the helm, Jason was zooming on his board all over the lake. Everybody had fun.

Jeanie, Ed, Anders and I spent some calm times on the balcony watching the world going by.

Evening light over the lake
Wonderful Evening. Really don't want to leave tomorrow!
Anders and I liked the Kawartha Lake area better than the Muskokas. It seams to be more relaxed and friendlier.

Thank you Jeanie and Ed, you showed us cottage country Ontario at its best!

This area is also one of those special places that will be remembered for a long time. Canada at it's best.


For more pictures of this part of the trip, go to our Picasa Web Album.

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