After leaving Hartwells Lock by car early Saturday morning I traveled south along highway 15 to the Crosby Flea Market where I found some great collectibles and tasty food.
I arrived at Newboro lock, a few kilometers west of Crosby, just after lunch and arranged parking and a camping permit. With camp set up around 3pm I headed off south into NewBoro Lake and paddled west towards Bedford Mills. The wind was strong and in my face but the trip was exhilarating. Crisp fresh air and dramatic water. I had hoped to find the portage to Devil’s Lake but was not able to locate the turn into Loon Lake so decided to ride the wind home.
Newboro to Leisures Point return is about 9 km.
Back at the Lock in the late afternoon things were busy with a bevy of canoes setting up camp and a dozen cruisers lighting up their on-board barbeques. I spent some time exploring the lock and taking a few snaps. (I had charged both my iPhone and camera on the drive down.) A quick dinner on my butane stove and some fresh fixings from Crosby and I could declare it a great day.
The next morning, Canada Day, I was up with the sun and enjoyed cowboy coffee and a cheese omelet. My plan for the day was to head off north and west to Westport for lunch. I tied up at the town dock and wandered into town. Westport is a hamlet filled with curio shops and all the necessities the local cottagers and residents need. I found a nice spot for a casual lunch at Church and Bedford streets. I arrived back at camp about 3pm and was pretty tired.
Newboro to Westport return is about 17 km.
In the evening I enjoyed the Town of Newboro’s spectacular Canada Day festivities. The fireworks seemed to last forever and were as good as any I have ever seen. With a nearly full moon, the sights were fantastic on the lake.
On Monday morning I paddled the calm waters along Newboro Bay and had a nice swim on one of the little islands. My afternoon plan was to break camp and drive further south to Jones Falls Locks.
A meander through the Newboro Lake archipelago is about 9 km.