We needed some down time, so we spent another day on anchor off Sugar Island and explored in the dingy.
We arrived from a long overnight sail and spent most of the day catching up on sleep. The day was calm with a little bit of rain and big storm clouds in the distance. That night it hit us hard.
Foggy is back on the water and we take two days to rush her back home from Loyalist Cove to Cobourg. We are rusty sailors and had a few interesting adventures.
If the thought of silently dragging into something hard in the middle of the night while you are sleeping peacefully scares you, read on!
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 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.
We replaced our lost Bruce Anchor with a brand new 35lb Mantus anchor. We don’t want to lose a second anchor, so we decided to add a Mantus Anchor Mate to help secure our new anchor.
We invited a few friends out for a night on the boat. There wasn’t enough wind for a sail so we motored out in front of Cobourg Beach, dropped our anchor, and enjoyed the evening.
We finally decided on our new anchor and picked one up from the Toronto Boat show.