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

Great ride to Bayfield

10 August 2012
The night before: I was disappointed that the bagpiper played at the bottom of the lighthouse instead of at the top, regardless, he was very good and an appropriate way to watch the sunset. Maybe Jim S. can arrange the same at CIC?

With the forecast getting crummy, we decided to ‘book it’ out of Kincardine early yesterday, so both boats were on the lake by 7:30. We had following seas and a beam reach all the way to Bayfield. Reaching at 7.8-8 kts. we made it in record time of 5 hours, just in time for the rain to start.

Given the forecast we are going to stay an extra night – also just to step back and relax a bit. Good thing I had reservations, we had docks but boats calling in after us were turned away. Guess everyone was trying to get off the lake.

We tried a new place last night DaVinci’s and had a great meal. Both DaVinci’s and the Black Dog were filled last night – Red Pump was empty, hmmm a statement by the locals? Tonight we have a rez at the Black Dog – but the forecast is rain all day so we’ll have to eat inside :-(.

Almost time to go shopping at our favorite art galleries. Think I’ll leave my wallet on the boat!
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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