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Adagio's Newest Crew Member

Updated: Jul 20, 2022

While waiting at the Lock 44 marina to transit the Big Chute Marine Railway, we decided to explore the surrounding area on our e-bikes. A few minutes later, the rusty gears on my bike froze, stopping the bike abruptly and tossing me into the roadway on my left foot. A good Samaritan with a truck took us to the ER in Midland, Ontario, about 30 minutes away, where we experienced Canadian healthcare for the first time. All went well except for the broken foot diagnosis. Luckily it was a minor break and we were able to pay by credit card and leave with only a cast boot.


We debated whether to fly home to convalesce or try to continue the 350-mile voyage across Georgian Bay and the North Chanel to Lake Michigan. We'd like to get as close to the USA as possible before our newest granddaughter is born in Jackson later this month, but I am incapacitated and Charles can't do it alone. Fortunately for us, Jackson friend Haden Hughes, who has handled houseboats much larger than ours on the Ross Barnett Reservoir, came to our rescue on July 14th. Thanks, Haden, for joining us, and thanks to Tish for sharing you!

Haden at the Helm

Lunch at Henry's Fish House on Frying Pan Island

Seaplanes Arriving for Lunch at Henry's Fish House

Haden Sampling Butter Tart at Henry's

Multi-Use Dock Carts



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Guest
Jul 17, 2022

Oh, my, Kay! You do seem to mend well and keep the best attitude. ❤️ So thankful to see you have Haden's expert helping hands too! Don't know how you do those steps though....? yikes....

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Kay
Kay
Jul 19, 2022
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I, too, was concerned about navigating Adagio’s steps. They are challenging but manageable as long as I move VERY slowly. Helps to have two of the most positive, encouraging fellows I know onboard😊

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Ronnie Edmonds
Ronnie Edmonds
Jul 17, 2022

Goodness Gracious! Hope your healing is fast! Great pictures! Hugs to all. Miss y'all! Carol and Ronnie

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Kay
Kay
Jul 19, 2022
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Thanks! Miss you too!

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Elise Williams
Elise Williams
Jul 17, 2022

Kay is the cutest, cheeriest foot patient I've ever seen!! Just ROLLING :) with the punches

as they come. How fortunate that Haden could come to the rescue. Had no idea he is such an experienced boatsman! He does look like a natural. Glad that worked out so well so you can stay on schedule !!!

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Kay
Kay
Jul 17, 2022
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Sweet Elise, thank you so much! We are having a great time with Haden and still can’t believe how lucky we are that he has joined us. So grateful for good friends!❤️

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ruthridgway
Jul 17, 2022

What an adventure you have had! You need to write a book! I am so sorry! Thankful for Haden! Ruth R.

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Kay
Kay
Jul 17, 2022
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We are thankful for him too, Ruth!

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Guest
Jul 16, 2022

So sorry about your foot! Hope it heals quickly!

Angelyn C

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Kay
Kay
Jul 17, 2022
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Thank you Angelyn!❤️

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