24 July 2014 | 45 58.858'N:81 55.369'W, Well, Little Current Ontario
Thursday July 24, 2014 45.58857 N 81.55370 W Little Current We stayed at North Benjamin until Wednesday morning enjoying the weather and scenery. Early in the morning Tuesday I heard about some weather warnings on CBC radio but there wasn�'t anything on the Marine forecast. I took a look at the aviation weather radar mosaics and figured, okay, we are going to get hit later today. We did. (They revised the marine weather around 11 AM) As the day went on before the line hit, the wind continued to build. It held steady at over 30 knots out of the south most of the day. One sailing vessel put out an �"urgency call�" and ended up being towed to an anchorage just a couple of miles from us. His voice on the radio (we listened to the �"goings on�" for a couple of hours) was reflective of someone at the end of his rope. He kept repeating that he needed to be �"rescued�" by Search and Rescue immediately and that he was �"out of options�". The nearest SAR base is in Trenton. A tow boat from Gore Bay came out to tow him. I am still not sure wh y he needed to be towed as he had his sails (reefed) up when the boat arrived. The seas would not have been over 6 feet. We both thought about heading out to lend a hand if the tow boat did not work out but that was not needed. And just to let you know, the conditions we not that bad, at least for us. We would have sailed out to him�... Anyways, we had a great sail down to Little Current on Wednesday. Hit around 9 knots on the main and genoa with 7.5 to 8 being average. Beautiful day sailing. We did some provisioning (LCBO) and our Lawyer drove in from Sudbury to visit and have us sign our new wills. (Comforting thought but long overdue) Today, we will be heading east but waiting for a phone call from Barkers Island Marine to try to resolve the calibration issues with the Autopilot. That has to be working properly for us to venture off-shore. I also am taking the opportunity to use the FREE WIFI here to upload some photos and videos to �"our album�" on the main Hedonism site. The new album is entitled: 2104�.... It is still uploading so hopefully it works.