Alexei speaks about how he and his wife motored though charming Trent-Severn Waterway on route to Lake Ontario and their home bay of Aquatic Park Sailing Club, showing beautiful images taken along the way. He will tell about sailboat preparation for canal sailing and unforgettable experience going through unique locks including the Marine Railway. Moving through the Waterway required some patience but was rewarded by visiting small towns and uninhabited locks. They admired the workmanship of canal builders and the preservation of riverbanks along the way. There were places for dining as well as for fishing. He will also discuss how to make the boat once again suitable for sailing through Lake Ontario at friendly Canadian Forces Sailing Club and it’s helpful fellow sailors.
Alexei Pashkevich is by education and experiences an aquatic ecologist. For many years he has worked as a research scientist on the lakes and rivers of the USSR. In recent years, Alexei and his wife Elena have completed numerous trips to the 1000 Islands Park and many ports on Lake Ontario. In 2011 they sailed from Toronto to Quebec City and back. In the summer of 2013 they cruised from Toronto to Thunder Bay and returned through the North Channel and the Severn-Trenton Canal. Alexei successfully operates Great Lakes Sailing School: glsailingschool.com. Alexei graduated the New-York Institute of Photography. He has used his photography to capture special moments during his travels, the beauty of the Canadian wilderness, and the free spirit of traveling by sail.