No, we did not take our boat down south yet, but we finally got the chance to reschedule our flights to Saint Vincent and the Grenadines to visit with our dear friends Rob and Monica. Originally, we had been ready to go in March 2020 – but of course, Covid hit and that was that.Continue reading “Saint Vincent and the Grenadines”
It may seem a long way away from the luxury of sailing, but once we have Vitae stored for the winter we are more than anxious to get out for a few days paddling.
Killarney was next on the list and we wanted to spend a bit more time close to the little town and its gorgeous white mountains.
Then we would go on to Tobermory where the crew of “Foghorn Lullaby” joined us for a weekend at Cove Island.
Once through Little Current it became quieter again as the number of possible anchorages increases and the variety in the landscape offers different experiences.
This was our first introduction to the North Channel. Finally, we were going to be close to Killarney. Interior canoeing was our first love, and we have spend many weeklong trips circumnavigating the killarney provincial park.
This section of the trip was truly a highlight for us as we had passed by everything when we moved Vitae down to Lake Ontario, on our 40 hour trial by fire sail from Wiarton to Sarnia. Now we had the time to visit little hamlets like Bayfield and especially Port Elgin
Leaving Lake Erie’s west end we entered the Detroit River, passed through Lake St. Clair and the St. Clair River to finally get to the clear blue waters of Lake Huron.
Heading off into Lake Erie we were a bit concerned about the length of the lake, how we would break it up, and how to avoid the often choppy conditions found here…
The Welland Canal is always a challenge, and while we have come down the Canal a few years ago we have always been told that going up is far worse due to turbulence created…
Our trip across the north shore of Lake Ontario included stops in Cobourg, Whitby, an anchorage in Toronto’s Outer Harbour and a crossing to the entrance of the Welland Canal at Port Weller via a stop over at Port Dalhousie in St. Catherines.