Usa & Canada Cruises

Le Boat Canada Cruise (Part 1)

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Hey you guys! Thanks for joining me on another journey. This week finds me in Ottawa, Canada. I was invited by my best friend, Eric and his fiancee, Jen to join them on a private yacht cruise of the Rideau Canal and its lock system. We were the first Le Boat horizon 3 cruise tour to embark in Canada. Before taking the train to Smiths Falls to begin our boat journey, I got up for sunrise in Ottawa and explored the city on foot. What a lovely city it is! I was very impressed with the cleanliness and friendliness I discovered. I thoroughly enjoyed the juxtaposition of the classic & modern architecture. Checking out the Ottawa River was quite amazing; I thought it was very cool to see the whitewater rapids right there in the city. And the crazy currents were interesting to see. In case you didn’t know, Ottawa is Canada’s capital. It is located in the east of southern Ontario, near the city of Montréal and the U.S. border. Sitting on the Ottawa River, it has Parliament Hill in the city center, with grand Victorian architecture and museums like the National Gallery of Canada, which features indigenous and other Canadian art. Being in Ottawa in late spring was about perfect; the tulips and cherry blossoms added pretty pops of color to the already nice city walk. After our hour-long train ride to Smiths Falls, we took a local cab from the train station to the docks. Le Boat oriented us on the vessel and the Rideau Canal, as well as the operation/hours of the lock system. Le Boat says… One of the greatest engineering feats of the 19th century, the Rideau Canal is the oldest continuously-operated canal system in North America. Traveling this attractive waterway, you’ll be able to unwind and take in the spectacular nature, picturesque towns and lively cities of this UNESCO (which stands for
United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) World Heritage Site. Before setting sail, we went to the local grocery store to stock up on groceries for our week cruising the canal. We got to go through several locks before docking in Perth. Once there, we went ashore to explore the town. It’s a quaint place with some cute shops, museums and restaurants. We met a local lady who told us we should go to Rocky River for dinner. The super friendly & open people made for an amazing time there, along with the pleasant ambiance and freshly delicious food. Jen loved their coconut creme pie. Overall, it was a fabulous day in Canada!

What’s In My Camera Bag:

Canon EOS M6:
Zhiyun Crane 2 Gimbal:
Rode Microphone:
GoPro Hero 3:
Tripod:
Joby GorillaPod:
GoPro Accessories:
Canon M6 Batteries & Charger:
GoPro Batteries & Charger:
64G SD Cards:
GoPro SD Cards:
Shock-Proof SD Card Case:
Ozark Hydration Bag:

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5 comments

  1. I'm curious, have you been on a Le Boat vacation? If so, what was it like for you? If not, are you hoping to plan one? Where at? 🙂

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  2. So we think our first stop will be PERTH. Looks like a narrow path to get there so I hope it not too difficult for us to start our trip with. I assume we can spent the night docked there somewhere? I'm a little anxious about the locks but I'm sure we will figure it out. i have the Naviics app and purchased the maps for canada and us. I'll download the off line maps also.

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  3. Such a great idea for a trip. Who though of that? Just as a little fun dis… It's cold…It's Canada… LOL, I'm allowed to say that, my family is from Winnipeg.

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  4. I love it!

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  5. Very nice Le boat and so fantastic and nice place of Canada. Thanks for sharing…..

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