July 28 – Picton

28 Jul

We had another uneventful passage from Deseronto to Picton. The most exciting thing was that when Dennis pulled up the anchor, it was full of weeds! He had a heck of a time pulling them off with the boat hook! It kept him occupied for a good twenty minutes. I was instructed to keep my eye on the engine temperature in case some weeds got caught and we overheated.

When we arrived in Picton, we filled up with fuel and with water, then went over to an empty dock. It was pretty ramshackle and as Dennis lined up with it, I had to jump down quite a ways and lost the bow line (for the third time this week!). He leapt off too and saved the day by grabbing hold of the midship line and getting the boat under control. When we were all finished, a man came down and suggested that we move the boat to a better location as the dock we were on had been condemned. So, with his help, we moved over to the wall and are happily tied up here.
Picton is a great town for getting supplies – three grocery stores – all good and full of fresh produce. There are also many shops in the downtown (no big box stores so they have been able to keep the old town intact) so we went shopping for a few hours. Didn’t buy much but enjoyed looking around.
Tonight, we are going to the theatre to see a Johnny Cash show – some sort of impersonator – but it sounds like a lot of fun.
Tomorrow, we are going to anchor out somewhere. We have been assured that the water is good and that lots of people swim in this area. The weather is supposed to hold, so it will be nice to get a good swim in. Other than that, nothing else is new! Here are a couple of pictures from the wall.



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Posted by on July 28, 2012 in Sailing in Lake Ontario


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One response to “July 28 – Picton

  1. Diane

    July 29, 2012 at 6:27 pm

    Should be some good swimming somewhere around there. Picton looks quite nice.


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