Today we traveled to Panama City Beach, Florida. Our timing could not have been better. A front came through the day after we arrived bringing high winds and big white…
We went through three more locks and tied up for the night along with our friends, Rick and Mary, on the otherKismet (Arcadia). So, in Gamebridge it was “game” night on our boat and that seemed appropriate.
The area after Fenelon Falls brought us through some very shallow and weedy water. Also along this patch we were in about 5 miles of canal that was similar to a small gorge with walls of rock on both sides and no room for any on-coming boats to pass. Needless to say it was a little tense.
We arrived at our second lift lock. Now we are old pros. The Kirkfield lift lock lowered us 49 feet. Imagine driving a boat into a lock and all you see in front of you is country side and the canal, you are being lowered to is 49 feet below. Its kind of like standing on the ledge of a small building. It only takes 2 minutes to get from the top to the bottom.