That was a long nice day. I got underway about 0900 and anchored here at 2030. Weather was perfect. It’s especially nice traveling east late in the day with the sun behind.

The area around Sorel is interesting. There are many islands that have been created by river channels. Some of the channels have been blocked at the top to manage flow. I was going to take the north branch that runs by Berthiaville, but some locals I chatted with at the St Ours lock suggested the southern branch instead. Lovely diversion, including a stop for takeout lunch at a waterfront restaurant.

From here on down it’s tidal, so I’ll try to take advantage of currents. It was nice having a 2+ knot current on my tail most of the day.

I was somewhat deliberate taking pictures, as it was relaxed navigation.

Also of note is that I finally tweaked the autopilot to give faster more accurate response. It’s a 20 year old Simrad unit, but now works well.

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