What a night we had at the concrete wall at the mouth if Balsam Lake. First a thunderstorm woke us up in the wee hours of the morning then the mosquitoes nearly bled us dry. Pete and Allen did not sleep a wink on their boat so by 5:30 in the morning, they cast off and crossed Balsam Lake to Rosedale Lock. Jerry slept through it all. At 6:30 I informed him that our buddies had been carried off by mosquitoes so we headed for the lock as well. They don't open until 10 week days so we had a long wait. It was raining but mild and calm. Luckily when the lock opene, the sun came out.
The rest of the day was pleasant and we only had to transit three locks with long stretches of lakes In between. we are now tied to the blue line at Buckhorn. Not sure what we are doing tomorrow because the locks are only opened down to Burley Falls. Not sure when the water will recede enough to carry on.
We are newly retired and ready to cruise!
Our 32 foot Cape Island trawler, North Star, will be our summer cruiser in Canada and our 44 foot Marine Trader, Hemingway, is our warm climate cruiser, presently in Florida.
Our land home is a small cottage outside of Lewisporte, Newfoundland, Canada. We hope to join cruising regattas organized by the Lewisporte Yacht Club members as they explore the Bay of Exploits, some of the best northern cruising grounds.
Cuba, Bahamas, Mexico and Guatemala are on the ever changing agenda. Basically we will go with the flow and follow our bow where ever we d... full info