Log of sv 'French Connection'

15 August 2012
11 August 2012 | Sarnia
10 August 2012
08 August 2012
07 August 2012 | Pt Elgin
03 August 2012
31 July 2012 | Beardrop
30 July 2012
24 July 2012 | Presque Isle, Michigan
22 July 2012 | Harrisville
21 July 2012 | Harbor Beach
21 July 2012 | Sarnia, Ontario
19 July 2012 | Sarnia, Ontario
16 July 2012 | Harsens Island, Michigan
16 July 2012 | Middle Bass & Grosse Isle
28 June 2012 | Catawba Island
31 July 2009 | Catawba Island

Rename this town Big Current

04 August 2012
Tony and Kat
Photo: Check out the current!

Getting into Little Current was interesting with a wild current, high winds and a dock that was too shallow for us. Some quick engine work along with the bow thruster and we avoided some gelcoat pain. The next dock worked out a lot better and again we were able to get 'Richard Sharpe' along side of us. Great lunch at the Anchor Inn - nothing has changed in this town either.

Our original plans were to go from Little Current to Killarney, and then Tobermory. As we pulled into Little Current the forecast became very iffy for the trip south. We decided to skip Killarney and head straight to Tobermory and wait out for the bad weather (25-30 kts South/Southwest) for the next two days. However, when I called both Big Tub and Little Tub, docks were full. The harbormaster at Little Tub said they could accommodate us but we would be rafted off. Ok life is full of compromises - so we decided to leave Little Current at 6:45 this morning to catch the 7:00 bridge opening. Kat even suggested we go at 5:45 (am) but we decided 6:45 would still get us into Tobermory at a decent time.

At 5:45 I picked up the forecast which showed Georgian Bay getting ugly earlier, combined with winds paralleling the river current and no shot at a dock our decision was made - stay at Little Current for the next two days and wait out both the weather and the holiday traffic (Monday is a holiday in Canada).

So we're in Little Current enjoying the Haweater Festival; music, street performers, car show and fireworks. In between those activities a little boat maintenance - reorganizing the lazarettes, etc. Hah a miracle! The step stool that was purportedly lost in Cheboygan miraculously appeared in the starboard lazarette. So now we have two since we picked one up in Gore Bay (p.s. M dockers ask Geri about the run on step stools).

Hopefully the Huron weather improves quickly, more to come on Little Current.
Vessel Name: French Connection
Vessel Make/Model: Beneteau 423
Hailing Port: Catawba Island, Ohio
Crew: Tony & Kat
We started sailing 27 years ago on a 17' boat in Chicago. Once we found out small boats and big lakes don't mix we quickly upgraded to a 30' then progressed through 34, 38 and our most recent acquisition is a 42. [...]

Who: Tony & Kat
Port: Catawba Island, Ohio
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