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Gatineau, QC to Smiths Falls, ON

Fountain at Lac Leamy Casino We left Marina LeBlanc with the intention of going right to the locks, but seeing as we are now "really" taking our time, we decided to call the Casino at Lac Leamy to see if they had room. As luck would have it, they had lots of room! It's 50$ to stay at their marina, but for that cost, they give you a 50$ voucher for any restaurant in the casino, electricity, water and free ice at the dock. We thought that was a really good deal!    The next morning we made it to the Ottawa locks, went up and we were lucky enough to have a spot with power.      We stayed three nights there, on the second day Looper friends that we hadn't seen since we parted ways in Demopolis Alabama caught up with us! We had fun sharing and showing them a bit of the Ottawa (with the help of friends who still live here in the area). There were special events on the Parliament Hill that they got to experience. On the third night we

Saint Jean sur Richelieu to Gatineau, QC

Night sky in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu. QC We arrived in Saint Jean sur Richelieu, la marina le Nautique , back in June. It was the perfect spot to leave the boat for three weeks while we traveled back to NB and spent some time with our kids and family (both in NB and QC). The marina staff there was outstanding. We would recommend a stop here to everyone. The restaurant on site is also top notch. On the evening we arrived, after a crazy day crossing Lake Champlain, Papi was able to get his long awaited "poutine" (an upscale seafood version of a poutine, but still, a poutine).  We needed a bit of a break from the boat after five straight months on it, but we are again on the move and we're so excited to be nearing familiar waters!    Maintenance day, it's always chaotic! We stopped for one night in the Chambly Canal , at the top of lock 3, we were in close proximity of a grocery store, restaurants, the Chambly Fort, etc., and they had power too! A