August 12th - August 16th
02 September 2019
We left Kingston about 10am heading toward Picton . Lots of sailboats out today for the first bit and the training people don't seem to have the people under control . It was a bit windy but no big following sea. We arrived in Picton at 1:40pm and spent the day cleaning the boat and going for a walk up town .
Friends Geoff and Marianne met us where we were tied up at the hotel marina and we had breakfast and then we sat outside and talked . Marianne and Geoff went home and then Marianne came back to town and she and Lori got their hair cut and then picked me up and we went to their place and stayed over night ,played cards and talked . The next morning we spent at their place and then Marianne , Lori and I went into town as Marianne had to volunteer at the senior used store . Lori went with Marianne and I did odd jobs on the boat and then back to their place for supper and fun . On the 15th Marianne drove us to the boat about and we left Picton about 11:30am and headed to Napanee up the Napanee River . As it is not a Coast Guard buoyed channel it does not have charts . It was interesting finding our way up stream looking for the buoys . We arrived at 2:30pm and got plugged into the only 30 amp outlet left . We took a walk uptown and had a look around and had a beer at the Legion with a bunch of great guys . We had supper at the Waterfront Restaurant - great . We were on a walk when we saw Dave and Tanya - we met them in the Rideau Canal - and they came to the boat for drinks and had some gifts for us from the town as he is a councilor .
On the 16th we walked again to the TD bank and I got my Canadian US bank account and put the money that I got at the Ottawa money exchange into it . Then we went looking for a chart of the Napanee River from the town , then the County .We then walked to the Legion as we thought there was lunch - not today so we had a beer and walked to the Greek restaurant called Santorina's for lunch . Back at the boat I called Transport Canada and got transferred to the Coast Guard who told me it was the Quinte Conservation Area who charted and set the buoys , about 3 hours on the phone . GEE !! We played board games and had supper and movies . We are leaving for Trenton in the morning .