It was time to move our boat to Loyalist Cove Marina in Bath, Ontario, for her new haul out location. We made it into a mini-vacation spread over three days. And the weather cooperated with us!
On our last sail of the season we had another sailboat recognize us. We felt like superstars!
One of our issues with keeping our boat in Cobourg is that you are on open water (Lake Ontario) and there’s no close place to anchor overnight. We recently discovered a spot close by.
We survived the storm in Belleville and now complete our journey, mostly motoring, back home to Cobourg through the Murray Canal.
We continued our journey home from the Thousand Islands, leaving Picton and heading towards the Murray Canal. We know there’s a good chance of a wind storm but we go anyways.
We find out why anchoring at Halfmoon Bay was difficult and then spend the day at Little Bluff Conservation Area. That afternoon we head home via the more protected northern route, Adolphus Reach.
Today we get to feel all posh by anchoring our sailboat out in front of a winery and taking our inflatable to shore to meet up with some friends.
I am here to publicly admit, I was wrong, Lori was right. As you can see from the picture above, I was overly optimistic that the storm we were heading towards would blow on by before we got there.
Just a random post of my favourite video from last year, when we could race. I really like the timing of the VHF announcement in this video. Wednesday was race night on Lake Ontario, near Cobour...
All of our kids are gone and we are now alone, drifting on our boat in the Thousand Islands. How are we going to get along?
Meet out daughter, Bri. Her first trip on a sailboat was terrifying and she vowed never to go sailing again. Today we attempt to turn her into a sailor.
A quick review and information for the Gananoque marina. And then the story of our daughter and son-in-law joining us for the next part of our adventure.
Our friends suggested we explore the Wandering Channel just outside Gananoque and find a new spot to anchor. It was a bit of an adventure and we took one wrong turn.
We took a break and stayed in the same spot next to Huckleberry Island and explored the area by dinghy.
It only took us a few years to get back to the place that made us want to sail in the first place. We were so excited to be back! It’s beautiful.
We continued our journey to the Thousand Islands. Today we learn what a “chicken jibe” is and hide out from the lightning next to the windmills.
Our plan is to take the outside route on Lake Ontario to get to Waupoos and anchor near Half Moon Bay. Our plan failed at the first step of waking up early.
Food has been provisioned, bags have been packed, the boat has been prepared (mostly). We head to the boat the night before to get settled in and prepare to leave early the next morning.
Finally, after several years of trying to get back to the Thousand Islands we are heading out today!