Iceman Cruising

Vessel Name: Iceman46
Vessel Make/Model: Sea Ray Sundancer 400
Hailing Port: Ecarte Marime , Port Lambton , Ontario, Canada
Crew: Wayne Franklin and Lori Tratnjek
About: yearly cruising of between 1000 & 2000 kt miles thru Lakes Huron & Georgian Bay and/or Lake Erie and/or the Eire Canal , Hudson River , Lake Champlain, St. Lawrence River , Ottawa River, Rideau , and/or Trent-Severn Canal systems
01 October 2019
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02 September 2019
02 September 2019
31 August 2019
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27 August 2019
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11 July 2019
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10 February 2019
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07 February 2019
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01 October 2019

September 11th to 16th

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11 September 2019

September 5th - Sept 10th

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10 September 2019

August 28th - Sept 4th

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04 September 2019

August 17th - August 25th

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June 18th to June 24th

10 July 2019
Wayne Franklin
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On the 18th we took a load of everything we need for the boat and drove to the boat and loaded everything and put it away except food and drove home . The kids are coming over for pizza and wings .
In the morning we packed all the fridge and freezer stuff to be ready at 10am for Do and Shirley to pick us up and drive us to the boat , stopping in Wallaceburg for lunch . After they dropped us off we got everything put away and and got ready to leave at 7am for Leamington . It was a cool rainy day and arrived after noon and waited as Lionel and Elsie were picking us up for supper .
We were off before 6 in the morning for Dover . Clam seas were the forecast but, it got a little rough until we headed toward shore to get in the lee of the land and smooth sailing to Dover .
We were up early to get to Port Colborne to wait to transit the Welland Canal into Lake Ontario . We finally started 12 hours later and locked through all night finishing the 8 locks at 7:15am .The Welland Canal was not a good experience as we did it all in the dark and they held us up several times and made us tie up to bollards that were 30ft from the boat so we had to add line to reach - NOT a nice experience .
After a short stop to make coffee we headed for Whitby arriving at 11am and after checking in we were in bed after being up for over 30hours - too much for we seniors !!!
The next morning we were off to Cobourg marina which we then found out had no power . Lori went to the hospital as she had been bitten by a woodtick and had a bullseye on her back for which she received two blue pills . She will be fine now and will not get limes disease .
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