10 May 2015 | 2014 sailing
27 August 2014 | To be Christian/Hope/Beckwith
17 August 2014 | Georgian bay
25 March 2013 | home
08 June 2012 | Christian island
05 June 2012 | Lost bay Georgian Bay
05 June 2012 | hard
05 June 2012 | hard
16 April 2012 | Hard
08 April 2012 | Hard
09 February 2012 | Home
02 January 2012 | Penatang
24 December 2011 | Home
13 November 2011 | on the hard
18 August 2011 | Dutchmans
11 August 2011 | beausoleil island
08 August 2011 | West side of Beckwith Island
04 August 2011 | Little sandy Bay
15 July 2011 | Marina

Beckwith and setting sun

08 August 2011 | West side of Beckwith Island
Bruce / clear and then Rain
Sunday evening was spent at the west side of beckwith island with wind and wuthering. A little bit of a swell was cured with an aft stern line. Ninety degrees to starboard. Pulled us over just enough to be into the swell. The next day we had woke to see starlight express. Another night of watching the sun going down on georgian bay. That lasted till late into the evening.

By now, wind and wuthering were well on their way north and starlight express was following up to twelve mile bay. Looking at the weather we could see that a front was making its way east. Time to run. We Headed east to Beausoleil island. Familiar and closer to home. I forgot that the reason we didn't actually anchor here much is that the weeds make it hard to hold. The winds were expected to be ten to fifteen, Ok for the first night. Wednesday morning the winds picked up. The forcast was for twenty to twenty five knots of wind. We had a large danforth down and fifty feet of three eights chain. Danforths are not good in mud and or weeds. When we returned from shopping, we were caught in a torential down pour of wind and rain. I didn't like the idea of being out in the open, So we moved closer in. Not close enough.

The anchors started to let go. Dragging us across the bay. Thank goodness it was in the middle of the day. In a panic we hauled up the weed covered anchor and chain. Ten feet of covered chain weighs a ton. Stressed, realization that no tranny has some issues and that a proper twenty five kilo Bruce anchor and one hundred and fifty feet of chain were needed. We agreed that that vacant dock spot on cedar springs was the way to go, thirty four dollars later, i am going to sleep tonight.
Vessel Name: Escapade
Vessel Make/Model: Catalina Morgan 1993 38 ft CC 381
Hailing Port: Midland
Crew: Bruce & Jacqueline
About: Escapade is our third boat in the great adventure. We are looking forward to spending most of the summers on her as we cruise the Great Lakes. Going south, maybe ! Looking forward to travelling back to the north channel and beyond.
Extra: Not afraid to sail off the dock!
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Who: Bruce & Jacqueline
Port: Midland