As planned, I made it up to Peterborough on Saturday to meet Samantha, Sarah and Susan. Weather has been calm and sunny, and it’s now quite warm.
Susan stayed aboard Sunday after Samantha and Sarah headed out, and we’re now on a leisurely cruise back to Toronto. Tonight we’re anchored here in Percy Reach. Nice spot, though I’m constantly bothered by the lack of fauna.
The photo above is one of Susan’s from her 120 or so taken today. I quite like it. I’ll have her provide a compilation later. In the meantime here are a few of my pice.
I’ve rejoined Water Rats in Toronto and will be racing Laser there this weekend. The following weekend is Snipe racing with Sarah in Guelph. After that my plan is to head down the lake to Oswego NY and do a return trip on the Erie Canal west to Lockport. Then north to Lake Huron in July.
I arrived at Lock 1 late yesterday, and today got cleaned up and organized while waiting for the waterway to open tomorrow. There are no other boats here.
Tomorrow I’ll go up a couple of locks, then hop on the scooter and leave Escapade for a few days.
The dinghy is fabulous with the new motor. Top speed is over 45 km/hr, and it’s smooth, quiet and fuel efficient. I went up the Salmon River in it, and have zipped into Trenton a couple of times from here to eat out.
Weather has been sunny and cool. Got 4.3 kwh from solar today, a new best I think.
After spending two nights in Colbourne I left early Tuesday morning and headed over to Prince Edward County. The Murray Canal isn’t open yet for the season, so it’s out and around.
I’ve explored this area in the past, but hadn’t been into Weller’s Bay Lake before, so poked in. I ended up close to Consecron, so anchored here and tried out the new kayak to go ashore for a late lunch. I have to work on entry and exit…
I would have stayed the night around there, but there was a bit of wind forecast for Wednesday so I headed back out and came around the peninsula, arriving in Collins Bay at about 0300 and anchoring here.
Today I went ashore and had a nice dinner at Bella’s. Last time I was here was three years ago, when many of the local restaurants were closed.
I’m anchored in Colbourne Harbour. Left Toronto this morning and noodled along the shore. Calm and rainy late in the day. I stopped just after dark.
It feels really good to be back underway. I’m also happy to be out of Toronto. I may stay here for a couple of days.
The next week or so looks like perfect weather. Samantha and Sarah are planning a visit Sat-Mon and the Thousand Islands are always a hit.
I think I’ve solved the hop-on, hop off challenge with the scooter. Maybe we’ll try it. They could hop on in Kingston, we’d stop in Gananoque, and I’d take the scooter back to retrieve their car, then get dropped off at the scooter. Need a good dock, but there’s one there.
The only pics I’ve taken since my last post are these:
I took them intending to send them to my friend David. We’d been chatting about fuel economy and my faith in old cars. His kids are into diesel VWs. I bought a 2005 Prius with 355,000 km from a stranger and left for Florida in it a few days later.
The car is serving me well. I confounded Sarah by easily packing my winter frame into it and having space to carry a few radiators as well. It’s living underground in Toronto when I’m not using it, easily accessible by GO.