We have had a HOT few days now and I am really tired of it. I thought Canada was supposed to be cooler than the south. We were at a free dock, with power, yesterday and there was so much grassy stuff in the water that it clogged up the air cond intake and cut the a/c off. It was 102 degrees!!!!! We could not do any thing about it at the time cause we were going to be in that grass all night. SO, we spent a miserable night in the sweltering heat. We went thru a lot of locks the past few days. They are kind of like elevators for boats. I was so excited about being able to go thru so many of them (almost 200) before we started this trip. Now I am thinking to myself, WHY. Why was I so excited. I am hating them now. I know hate is a strong word to use on a poor little lock, but I do hate them. I swear, I do.
We passed thru a town called Merrickville today. It made me think of my nephew, Merrick. He just turned 9 years old and he is with my sister (his grandmother) up in DC. Happy Birthday, Buddy. I love you.
We are tied up now at Smith Falls. It is a nice little town. It started raining on us about an hour after we got here. At least it is cooling things off a bit. It is probably down to at least 95 now!!! I fixed the air con. It was clogged with so many weeds, I had to pull the tubes off the intake and clean all the junk out. It was so hot down in the engine room. I told Tom I was going to come out of there weighing 120lbs, since I was sweating so profusely. When I finally got out of there, Tom looked at me and said “It didn’t work”. Oh well.