Wingfield Basin – July 5th

05 Jul

On the way to Wingfield Basin this morning, I got out the Outback oven and made some brownies. Of course, I was forced to kayak even further than usual around the anchorage to wear off all the brownies that I made. But, the Outback oven is great! It makes perfect cakes, breads, pizzas, and brownies every single time! It also doesn’t make a huge batch, just enough for the day, so we don’t have to worry about storage.

Wingfield Basin has a shipwreck in it – a burned out fishing boat of some sort. I kayaked over to it and thought it was pretty interesting – lots of birds, frogs, snakes and plants live on it now. I saw a two foot water snake swimming by – it was kind of interesting I guess, if you like snakes.

Lots of boats are in here tonight – about twelve or so but everyone is behaving themselves – no loud music or endless generators going. We’ve gone “swimming” a few times today – it is 19.5 degrees, so a dip is all we have – just enough to numb your body and then you climb out again.

We walked over to the lighthouse and checked out where all the wrecks are located. There are quite a few of them and this area is a good place to go diving if you have the proper gear. Lots of neat things to see underwater!

Tomorrow, we are off to Tobermory and then the following day, we are headed off to Club Island and then Killarney!


Posted by on July 5, 2011 in Sailing in Georgian Bay


2 responses to “Wingfield Basin – July 5th

  1. Diane Henderson

    July 5, 2011 at 8:56 pm

    Neat pictures – Jonathan is very intrigued – and we are both jealous!!
    Do you the pictures from your iphone and where do you get your internet? Email me and Jonathan back – (Jon thought of the questions not me – do you need someone to swab your deck?).
    Never heard of an Outback oven. What fuels it? Probably a good thing I don’t have one.

  2. Louise Armitage

    July 6, 2011 at 10:57 am

    Wow, that is one clean oven. Must be self-cleaning!! (Just a little dig, there )
    Get me a picture of The Sweepstakes when you’re in Tobermory.


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