Friday, August 8, 2008


As promised, here are just some of the many boats we were able to see and photograph from the balcony of the Inn at Lock 7, in Thorold, Canada.
This one is one of the Canadian Coast Guard boats. George tells me I have to call them ships, but guess what, I don't.

My favorite, favorite, did I mention favorite boat is a TUG. We were very lucky to see several this time. The very last one we saw was a tug but it was dark and even though I tried, the picture just didn't come out.

One more Beautiful little Tuggy doing soooo much work.

I took some pictures through the balcony rails to show just how close we are to them. This one is on the way up in the lock.

This one is entering the lock from the low side. There are 8 locks but this is THE ONLY place you can stay and see the boats so well.

This one is taken at the visitors center at Lock 3. I wanted to give you an idea of the size from the ground

Another view from Lock 3 and heading out to the other locks and then we saw it when it arrived at Lock 7 later in the day.

More views from the balcony seated.

This one is coming up in the water. Workers get off and on at this Lock. We know the routine now and watch for Taxi's to come up the road and then go around and enter from the other side of the water.

This is yet another wonderful little hard working Tug.

This one entering from Lock 6 is a very colorful boat from Holland. I wanted to run over to see if I could have a ride to visit Heidi, but thought the answer would be ahhhhhhh nooooooo.

This is the Dutch boat after it is raised and leaving Lock 7. If ever you have the chance to go to Canada, I strongly urge you to visit this family owed motel. Ed and Patricia are super hosts and would love to have you I am sure. Hope you see this entry Patricia.


hazel said...

Hi Nancy,

What wonderful photos of so many different kinds of boats/tugs.
Hope you had a good time.
Warm hugs,

Carolien said...

Lovely pictures, Nancy, and lovely BOATS :)

Hugs, Carolien

Lilysmom said...

Looks like a very relaxing trip. Glad you enjoyed yourselves!

Rhondi said...

Hi Nancy
What a great view you had from your room! Here is the CD that has What a Wonderful World:
For my blog I just downloaded it from Playlist:
Hope you're having a good weekend.
Hugs, Rhondi

Mary said...

This looked intresting Nancy - you certainly had ringside seats for the parade through the lock. I love big ships - my cousin's Dutch dh was a seaman and we talk of ships and life on the ocean waves when we meet up in England.

Glad you had a nice getaway.

Rhondi said...

Hi Nancy
Just wanted to mmake sure you know that only What a Wonderful World is on that CD. The rest of the music is from different artists that I got from playlist.
Hugs, Rhondi

Joni said...

You really were close to those boats and how exciting! You got some great pics and I'm so glad you are sharing them. Must be a great inn and if I'm ever in the area I will tell them "Nancy sent me." I hear you went home by way of Ft. Drum. How are Kristy and the kids doing?

Brigitte said...

Your holidays seem to have been exciting and quiet at the same time. I loved to watch your photos.

Linda said...

Nancy, these are wonderful photos. I loved seeing all the boats, ships and had a perfect place to watch all the action. I'm glad you had lovely weather for your holiday...what a great place to visit. Hugs, Linda