adventures aboard our CS34 sailboat

Category Sailboat Adventures

Last Sail of the Season

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!

We have a fan!

On our last sail of the season we had another sailboat recognize us. We felt like superstars!

Our New Place to Anchor

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.

Heading home through Murray Canal

We survived the storm in Belleville and now complete our journey, mostly motoring, back home to Cobourg through the Murray Canal.

Hiding from the storm in Belleville

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.

Little Bluff Park and Lost in the Dark

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.

Waupoos Estates Winery

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’m no longer allowed to make judgment calls about weather

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.

Windless Wednesday

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...

On our own in the Thousand Islands

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?

Anchored at Sugar Island

This is one of our favourite spots to anchor, mostly because of the lovely people that were there the first time we tried to anchor. This time the island was empty due to COVID but it was great to be… Continue Reading →

Creating a New Sailor

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.

Gananoque Marina

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.

Exploring the Wandering Channel

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.

Exploring Gananoque and Leek Island

We took a break and stayed in the same spot next to Huckleberry Island and explored the area by dinghy.

We made it to the Thousand Islands

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.

Waupoos to Kerr Bay – Chicken Jibe

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.

Cobourg to Waupoos 2020

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.

Preparing for our trip

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.

We are heading out today!

Finally, after several years of trying to get back to the Thousand Islands we are heading out today!

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