We had a restful night at Chief's Island on Lake Couchiching and woke up to thick fog. It soon lifted enough for us to leave but lingered as we crossed the lake.
Lake Simcoe was absolutely calm and clear, it can be very nasty in windy conditions. We spent the rest of the afternoon transiting 6 locks. The first 5 were no more than a mile apart. The last one is a lift lock so not so hard to keep this heavy boat in place. This section is quite shallow so we creeped around all day bouncing off the bottom. Good thing this cement boat can take it. I felt sorry for the Gray Ghost who had to follow us at such slow speeds.
We made it to the entrance to Balsam Lake and tied up to the free concrete wall. I made supper for everyone as Pete and Allen had cooked for us the night before. It was an early night after a long hard day.
The mosquitoes are pesky today but the sun was shining, the best weather day yet.
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