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

Gore Bay to Eagle Island

18 July 2009
We're in Gore Bay for a couple of days, partly to regroup and part to wait out the weather. While not as big as Little Current, it at least has the amenities we were looking for such as a grocery, hardware, state store, etc. The weather continues to be the primary topic amongst everyone here - the common theme is that the seasons appear to be moving back by a couple of months - since what we're experiencing is more like a late spring. The weather on Saturday was schizophrenic - continuously alternating between sunshine and rain. The forecast appears to get better after Sunday, although we were all amused by the term 'troughiness' in the forecast so we'll see.

One additionally commentary is that the level of boaters is down significantly from previous years in spite of fuel costs being down. There has been plenty of space in the marinas and anchorages. Two nights ago at Long Point there was only one other boat plus our three. We heard that the Benjamin's are virtually vacant - two years ago we couldn't get in because of there were so many boats anchored. Also at Gore Bay, it appears that most of the charter boats at CYC are sitting in the dock.

Vixen has adjusted very well to the boat although we still give her a ΒΌ Dramamine just to take the edge off. The boat continues to do well, the swim/wet locker leak is fixed. Today, we are off following the 'grand tour master' on Adagio to our next anchorage. Originally we decided to go to South Benjamin Island however, upon entering the anchorage, we found the wind to not be in our favor so off we went to Eagle Island which is very protected on three out of four sides. The trip over from Gore Bay was an absolutely marvelous sail; broad reach, low to mid teens for wind and 3-4 ft waves. These conditions enabled French Connection to do a fair amount of surfing - very exhilarating.

As I writing this, we're anchored in this protected harbor under sunny skies, warmer temps (mid to high sixties) and about 10 kts. of wind. Altogether a very pleasant evening.

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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