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Fogged In

20 October 2016

The alarm sounded at 6:30 so I could get up, make coffee and be ready to hoist anchor by seven. We planned to go to Belhaven (35 miles) and wanted to arrive early so we could do groceries and a few chores. However I took one look outside and told Bev not to rush, the fog had rolled in and visibility was about 100 yards. So after a leisurely coffee and breakfast we were on the move by 8:30. The initial part of the trip took us through a winding channel before arriving at a dug canal that was 20 miles long and as a straight as the highway from Regina to Moosejaw. Thank god for Otto the autopilot as he saved us a lot of work and safely took us to destination. The only issue of the day was as we exited the canal and were right in the middle of the channel we hit a submerged log with the keel, thankfully no strike to the prop or rudder.

Once safely anchored we headed ashore and walked 2 miles to the Food Lion to pick up supplies and were wondering how much we could lug all the way back to the boat. As we walked into the store the manager greeted us and offered us a ride back to the boat once our shopping was complete. Bonus, we could buy more beer and wine and food of course. On the way back to the town dock, John (the manager) gave us a historical tour of the town as well as tips on where to dine. We ended the day sharing a drink with new found friends (Amy &Bert) from s/v Sparrow who hail from Newport RI.
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Vessel Name: Dagny
Vessel Make/Model: Sabre 402
Hailing Port: South Lancaster On
Crew: Allan Gray and Bev Bethune
About: Allan is a retired Montreal Air Traffic Controller and Bev is a retired Elementary School Principal.
Extra: After many years of local cruising and Etchells racing we are living our dream of sailing to the Bahamas. Allan enjoys golfing, cycling and skiing. Bev is an active cyclist, runner, aerobics participant and cross country skier.
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Who: Allan Gray and Bev Bethune
Port: South Lancaster On