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July 30 – Amherst Island (Kingston Kijiji)


You may be wondering why the picture of the boat is sideways. Well, this is how it is posted on Kijiji. What does that tell you? The owner can’t even figure out how to rotate a picture? I can’t imagine what shape this boat is in! Here’s the link.
It looks like a road trip for Captain Bligh and his trusty mate Glen in September! It looks like we may actually have bought this boat – it’s a “fixer-upper” and will look lovely in the empty space from the last fixer-upper – the ucky Lady (the L fell off and the name seemed appropriate).
The tentative plan is that we will arrive in Quebec City in three weeks or so. We have booked into a marina for August 18th and have tickets to see Cirque du Soleil (it is right next door!) on the 19th. We will hang out for a couple of days and then Nick will pick us up and get us home again. Meanwhile, the boat will be pulled out of the water and then in September, Dennis will travel to Quebec City by truck (it will take one day by land whereas it will have taken us 7 weeks by water), winterize the boat, then drive to Kingston and pick up the “new” boat. Seems very well planned – maybe a bit too well planned… Oh well, another project boat. 🙂

Today has been a very nice day. We did a lot of cleaning – inside and out – but were able to jump into the water when we got too warm from all that manual labour. I also did my cardio and yoga (not at the same time) and have been reading a really good book called A Sail of Two Idiots. These people knew nothing, absolutely nothing about sailing but bought a catamaran and actually made it to the Bahamas. The book is comprised of lessons instead of chapters and they made every mistake possible. Worthwhile to read.

We are heading off to Kingston tomorrow and will be anchoring in the inner harbour. We will go to a marina on Wednesday – we couldn’t get accommodations for tomorrow as the marina requires 48 hours notice (sounds a bit odd). That’s ok – the anchorage is right outside the marina and they have a dinghy dock, so we will just row ashore. The other marinas are too far away from the downtown and this is what we want to see so it should be fun!
That’s all I have to report today.


Posted by on July 30, 2012 in Sailing in Lake Ontario


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