These are the adventures of the MosieGrimm family. We started sailing dinghy boats (Laser and Albacore) in 2011. We purchased our first, almost real, sailboat in 2016, a 2002 Macgregor 26X, Criss-Cross.


In June 2018 we sold our Macgregor and moved to a larger CS34 Sailboat, Foghorn Lullaby.

Sailboat Anchored Presquile

If you are looking for expert advice on how to sail or maintain a boat, please move on, these are not the stories you are looking for. This site will show you our typical approach to learning anything new. We like to first explore all of the wrong ways it can be done and then we usually try doing it wrong at least one more time just to make sure we fully understand it. Eventually, we get it figured out and move on to the next new thing to mess up.

Please comment on this blog as much as you can! We are still learning and always interested in hearing your opinions on how things should be done.

Twenty Years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbour. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.

Mark Twain

How to sail a sailboat…

Figure out where you want to go.

Whichever way it is, do NOT aim the sailboat in that direction. Aim the sailboat some other direction.

Trust me, this is the way sailboaters do it. They are heavy drinkers.

Dave Barry

Sailing – The fine art of slowly going nowhere at great expense while being cold, wet and miserable.

Irv Heller

Foghorn Lullaby Sailing Log

June 26

Welland Canal

June 22
June 19



Late launch with limited options to get to Foggy amid another Covid lockdown. We spend a couple days sailing back to Cobourg.

September 30

Haul Out

Haul Out

We take Foggy to Loyalist Cove in Bath, ON for haul out. Friends warned us that the entrance to Wiggers Custom Yachts hasn’t been dredged and they are having to drag boats into the lift sideways to get them in.


August 8

Two Weeks in Thousand Islands

Two Weeks in Thousand Islands

It’s been over two years since we’ve been able to get back to our favourite place to sail and anchor, the Thousand Islands. It was just as beautiful and amazing as last time.


June 30

Late Launch

With limited access to marina we debated not even launching this year. Fortunately things opened up.  There were a lot of restrictions, but we felt self isolating on the boat was safe.

March 17


Government of Ontario declares emergency under the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act (EMCPA). Effectively shutting down all access to marinas.

November 11

Haul Out

It’s the end of the season again. Wiggers Custom Yachts takes great care of us again.

August 10

Belleville with Grumpy Gramps

We return to Trenton, this time with family and two boats, continue on to Belleville and then back to Cobourg.

July 16

Wedding Anniversary Sail

We spend a few days travelling East to Trenton and then back to Cobourg.

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