"The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in
its net of wonder forever."—Jacques Cousteau

August 13, 2012

Aug. 12 – St. Jean, QC

A Day to Relax
Chambly Lock 9 Wall

We wake up to hot air balloons over our boat this morning…what a pretty sight. The International Balloon Festival of Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu is a weeklong event with 125 hot air balloons taking part and is the second largest balloon gathering in the world. We only saw a fraction of the balloons that were here. You can check out the other balloons at this site.

The only thing on our agenda today was going to the grocery store. We spent the rest of the day relaxing on the boat, watching people and boats. Tonight was the fourth night in a row that we had rain…made cooking on the grill a little challenging for Stan. Tomorrow we will be in Lake Champlain and back to the States.

Looking south from our boat
Looking north
Quater Life Crisis from New Jersey 
Aerloon from New Mexico and Piko from Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu
Piko from Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu
Elephant from Brazil
Schmedley from New Hampshire 
North Star from Pennsylvania 
Last nights dock
Todays dock

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