Peter and I went out on the Welland River last evening for about 2 hours. There are not that many places to put in a boat along there but a few weeks ago on a drive-a-bout Yvonne and I found the perfect spot near the Wellandport Community Center/Library just outside of Wellandport.
If you are coming west along Highway 20, just past Fonthill go south on Canborough Road. About half a mile before you get to Wellandport on the left hand side of the road (south side) is the Community Center. To the right (west) side of that is a gravel road/lane that goes back along the park. Follow that to the river. There is a loop there with parking. And a small spot to put in boats.
We put the kayaks in about 6 PM - it was still very hot for the first hour. We went up the river for about an hour - did just over 4 km going up the river. Wind and current coming toward us. Coming back was nicer as the sun was lower and there was some shade. And it was a lot easier as we weren’t fighting the current.
It was a very pleasant evening. There were some houses in the town that back onto the river and we got some friendly waves. And we got to watch a bunch of kids working on getting a pontoon boat unstuck. It had been parked at their dock when the river was about a foot higher it looked like. They were using boards to lever it out. I didn’t think they would be successful but about 25 minutes later they were cruising along behind us.
Generally a nice quiet evening. Total a little over 8 kilometres.