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

The beginning of the end

29 July 2009 | Sarnia
We had a weather delay this morning, we were planning on leaving at 7:00 but since there was a band of heavy rain - including at the dock the consensus was to postpone departure until 8:30. At 8:00, although still raining, French Connection decided to leave with the other boats following a half hour later.

We had a wonderful sail for two thirds of this 7 hour trip - we kept the connector between the dodger and bimini in place to keep the rain out. We lucked out since we found out later that the wind had died behind us - both Adagio and Resolution had to motor. Kat navigated us under the Blue Water bridge and was pleasantly surprised by the 4 kt. favorable current.

This was an uneventful trip except for the rowboat with a couple and their infant that decided to anchor in the middle of the channel fifty feet in front of us. What are these people thinking?? After I appropriately chastised them we continued into Sarnia Bay Marina.

This is a sad point in the trip, passing under the Blue Water bridge is the equivalent to having a wonderful vacation and being at the airport ready to head home - you're not quite home but you know the vacation is over. Tomorrow it's down the St. Clair river to Windsor.
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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