DAY 3 - Journal Entry:
Erin Bowes, K4C Kayaker
As the rooster crowed to awaken
the K4C crowd, the group's groans were louder
than usual when we realized that during the evening
we had visitors of the four-legged kind -- foxes,
skunks and racoons who raided our garbage bags.
However, the day did get off
to a promising start when cottagers across from
our campsite donated some funds to our cause.
Our luck continued not only with boaters' contributions
in Chaffey's Locks but with the weather as well.
After making great time and
arriving earlier than scheduled for lunch, the
group went to Mike Aldham's cottage for a sponsored
barbeque. He and some of his neighbours offered
to feed the hungry kayakers and ground crew. Lunch
was delicious and we left there feeling re-energized
and ready to face the 14 kms for the afternoon.
According to our leader Kevin,
we were making great time (the best to-date) and
made it to Newboro Locks in an hour and a half.
Once again, the boaters and lockmasters were more
than generous with funds and encouragement.
The day ended with the group
crossing the Little Rideau and finishing at Narrows
Lock. Although tired, the crew is ancipating a
wonderful dinner organized by Kathy Booth and
looking forward to hitting the Big Rideau tomorrow.