Category Archives: Ontario

Our First Cruise, Part 2 – Rudder Trouble

In which we set sail for Orillia and our rudder breaks… Continue reading

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Our First Cruise, Part 1

Perhaps Murphy found himself in a quiet moment and was looking for things that could go wrong. Perhaps the law of averages was not weighing in our favor. After this beginning, who would have blamed for losing interest? And yet… Continue reading

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And Then There Was the Nash 20

In which we find our next boat, a Nash 20, and get ready to sail and cruise on Lake Simcoe. Continue reading

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The Sea Spray (Our Catamaran)

Memories of sailing fast on our Sea Spray 15 catamaran. Continue reading

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And Now It’s Summer

It’s summer 2019, and we’ve made changes, seen more high water, enjoyed the green around us, watched birds and animals… Continue reading

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Winter Has Come Calling

Winter brings snow and ice and blustery winds, and some unexpected excitement. Continue reading

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Wishing for just a little more wind…

Racing our Alberg 30 in light wind, long distance races – and not getting frustrated… Continue reading

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A Slow Flood

I don’t know how to describe what we are going through except as a slow flood. First the water rises, slowly and inexorably. Then it stabilizes for a short while; if the wind is from the right direction, if it blows offshore, the level may even go down. But then it creeps upward again… Continue reading

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When Lake Waters Rise

This year Lake Ontario is high and rising, and rain continues to fall frequently over the lake and the watershed that feeds it. When I last checked (on the US Army Corps of Engineers site) the water had risen 18 inches over the month before and was well above the expected forecast at 247.7 feet. It is expected to continue rising… Continue reading

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Spring!

Spring – a changeable season that brings its own delights and challenges here in the marina… Continue reading

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