Covered Portage Cove – July 10, 11

11 Jul

It is another balmy day – the temperature is 21 degrees at 6:30 am. Good thing that the water is great for swimming!

Yesterday, I did an hour of aqua-jogging and it was lots of fun (well, not really but it is an ok workout). Then, Sharon and I kayaked over to Killarney to get fish and chips. Dennis said that it was 2 kilometres and it turned out to be almost 5 km. Needless to say, my arms were pretty sore. We kayaked backed too but I towed Sharon most of the way because I used my peddles instead of my paddle and we went twice as fast. It probably was not what Mountain Equipment Coop would consider good form, but it would have taken us forever to get back to the boat had we paddled.

We also went to our first “pot-luck” on a rock. It was organized by a guy from Sarnia and was actually a lot of fun. People were identified by their boats – “Are you on that beautiful blue boat?” “No, we’re on the white boat beside the blue boat.” Anyway, everyone was very nice and the potluck was typical boater food. We didn’t actually need to eat as we had eaten fish and chips already!

Today, before it gets too hot, we are hiking up the hill to get a good view of the harbour. I will post pictures later on. Then, we are heading over to Heywood Island and getting lined up for the Manitoulin bridge tomorrow morning. Heywood is the closet place to anchor and if you leave about an hour an a half to catch the bridge, you won’t have to circle for 45 minutes until they open the bridge again (15 minutes on the hour).

So far, we have had good weather and lots of fun. The food is keeping nicely in the fridge – I finally have the produce sorted out so that it doesn’t go bad and now know the correct quantities to buy. We are getting lots of exercise and are enjoying the extras such as the satellite radio (so that I can listen to the CBC) and also the turbo-hub that I brought from home so that we can get the internet wherever there is a cell signal. What a difference from our trip in 1997 – no GPS, refrigeration, hot water, exercise, communication…

Ok – that is all the news for today. Pictures later…


Posted by on July 11, 2011 in Sailing in Georgian Bay


2 responses to “Covered Portage Cove – July 10, 11

  1. Glen

    July 11, 2011 at 8:21 am

    Me too! What is an aqua-jogger? Need photos!!

  2. Diane Henderson

    July 11, 2011 at 2:21 pm

    Hmmmmm…well it is 2011 not 1997 here but we still don’t have GPS and everything else (refrigeration, hot water, exercise and communication) happens sporadically. I guess we are in some sort of time warp.


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