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

August 7, 2012

Aug. 7 – Saint Anne de Bellevue, QC

First Day in Quebec
Saint Anne de Bellevue Lock Wall

We left our peaceful dock and headed to the Carillon Lock this morning. The Carillon Lock raises or lowers a boat 65’ in less than 30 minutes; it is the largest single drop in Canada. Its guillotine gate at the lower end weighs 200 tons. The lock was very impressive. It was the highlight of our day. We are now docked in a cute little town in Quebec. The dock is right next to a promenade that is full of restaurants. It’s very nice this evening, but I’m sure it would be crazy here on a weekend. We had a late lunch at Violet Angel after we secured the boat. It was fun sitting on the deck over looking the water and enjoying a great pizza. We spent another evening visiting with people as the pasted by the boat…all asking the same questions. Are you really from Texas, how did you get here and how long did it take?

Our dock in Hawkesbury, ON
A look at the lock when it is full
The view fromt the top of the lock
The Pearl on her way down
Almost to the bottom
Leaving the Carillon Lock
Part of the beautiful scenery we had today
Coming into the Saint Anne de Bellevue Lock
Part of the promenade in Saint Anne de Bellevue

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