Friday, 28 April 2017
Speaker: David and Alison Burkett
Lecture title: Exploring the Heritage Waterways (the most expensive way to get to Ottawa)
Come hear the story of a 68-day boating adventure. Follow Dave and Alison on their boat “Grand ‘Scapes”, as it journeys from Georgian Bay, through the Trent-Severn Waterway, into Lake Ontario, Thousand Islands and the Rideau Canal to Ottawa, visiting with family and friends along the way. It wasn’t just a physical journey – it ended with a major lifestyle decision for them.
Learn about the mechanics of the lock system, marine navigation, the geographical environment, the wildlife and their personal experiences living in 235 sq. ft. Dave is an amateur photographer, so you will see stunning photos of the trip as you follow them on their 1200 km voyage.
David and Alison Burkett
Retired management consultants and longtime residents of the Kitchener-Waterloo area, Dave and Alison bought a 31’ powerboat the summer of 2009. After 7 years boating in Georgian Bay, they decided to take this once-in-a-lifetime trip last summer. They now reside in Almonte.