Here’s a timeline of our sailing adventures and boat purchases over the years.

Foghorn Lullaby Sailing Log

2011
July 1

Dingy Sailing

We stumbled across the Peterborough Yacht Club on Clear Lake. We joined, fell in love with sailing, and spent our summers learning to sail dinghies. (more…)
2015
September 5

Sail Canada Basic Cruising

Successful completion of Sail Canada’s Basic Cruising Standard.

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2016
April 29

Sail Canada Coastal Navigation

Successful completion of Sail Canada’s Coastal Navigation.

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May 5

Maritime Radio Course ROC(M)

Obtained Restricted Radiotelephone Operator’s Certificate, Maritime with DSC endorsement.

May 21

Purchase 2002 Macgregor 26x

Purchase 2002 Macgregor 26x

We buy our first sailboat without a plan on where we were going to store it or how we were going to transport it.

May 24

Purchase 2020 Nissan Xterra

Purchase 2020 Nissan Xterra

We now have a way to tow our Macgregor.

May 29

Launch Macgregor

Launch Macgregor

We trailer our boat to Lakefield Marina on the Otonabee River (Trent-Severn Waterway) near Lock 26.

July 2

Burleigh Falls

Burleigh Falls

We pack up the boat with our kids, and the dog, for a family trip up the Trent-Severn waterway to Burleigh Falls.

July 26

Seven Days in the Thousand Islands

Seven Days in the Thousand Islands

We trailer our boat to Gananoque and spend seven days in the Thousand Islands.

October 15

Haul Out Macgregor

This marks the end of our first season with our Macgregor. We pull our boat out onto her trailer and store her for the winter.

2017
April 17

Launch Macgregor

WE move our boat to Lake Ontario and launch at her new home in Cobourg, ON.

July 31

Summer Sailing Lessons

We spend the summer living on the boat while the kids take sailing lessons at the Cobourg Yacht Club.

August 5

Cobourg to Picton in Eight Days

We spend eight days sailing to Picton and back to Cobourg again. Visiting various spots along the way.

October 22

Haul Out Macgregor

We use the boat ramp in Cobourg to haul our boat out for the winter.

2018
April 6

Sold Macgregor

Sold Macgregor

The Macgregor 26x has gone to a loving new family.

May 26

Purchase 1990 CS34

Purchase 1990 CS34

After months of searching and almost giving up on finding a decent sailboat we found Dionysus.

June 15

Launch CS34

Launch CS34

Dionysus is launched from Bluffers Park Marina and we take her to her new home in Cobourg, ON.

July 23

Thousand Islands

Our second visit by boat to the Thousand Islands, and our first long trip on our new CS34.

August 14

Toronto Island

Toronto Island

We traveled west on Lake Ontario from Cobourg to Toronto. Several interesting stops along the way and we were very nervous about navigating the busy Toronto harbour!

October 11

Haul Out

Our first time hauling out our CS34 we were nervous and unsure what to do. Taking the mast down seemed like such an impossible feat. Wiggers Custom Yachts took great care of us and made this way easier than I ever expected.

2019
May 13

Launch Foghorn Lullaby

Launch Foghorn Lullaby

Name changed from Dionysus to Foghorn Lullaby and first time going  through all the recommission steps on our own. Launched from Wiggers Custom Yachts.

July 16

Wedding Anniversary Sail

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

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.

November 11

Haul Out

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

2020
March 17

Covid-19

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

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.

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.

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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.

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2021
June 19

Launch

Launch

Another late launch. We had limited options to get to Foggy with another Covid lockdown, a two hour drive to Loyalist, and Lori’s crazy work schedule.