After a very comfortable night at anchor, we are now tied to the blue line at the lower end of Port Severn lock. Our furnace and inverter is working so all systems go.
Our buddy boat picked up anchor this morning and made the first attempt at navigating the fast current leading to the lock wall. He has a shallow draft boat and made it with little difficulty. We quickly followed suit knowing that we would have help tying up to the wall. Our deep draft boat had a little trouble with the turbulent water but we made it to the blue line. Luckily we arrived when we did because they have now removed two logs from the dam to allow more water to drain through. The current us much stronger now. An other boat has joined us and they had to make two runs at it as the water spun them in a 360 degree turn. Do not try this at home, it is treacherous.
We are sitting here bouncing around but have access to the shore so much better.
We walked to the highway for Tim Horton coffee and have ice for drinks. Life is good
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