Our last leg
18 August 2015
Up early to haul up the jib. Check the oil etc. Get a pump out (free). Say our good-byes to the Old Goat who helps with the lines and we depart for we think Sackett's Harbour . Change our plans but the wind is just great and we set our course for Kingston. Only bummer Moira doesn't get to go to the discount liquor store. We sailed all the way at 6 plus knots a beautiful day on Lake Ontario. The 3-5 foot rollers made Moira feel a bit squeamish but all was well.
Arrived in Kingston at Confederation Basin to spend the night. Moira is thinking that her Mom is still in Kingston hospital but finds out she is now home again in Picton.
Her operation is set for August 24 to remove a cyst and gall bladder. Moira is at least home to be with her and Marilyn.
We have sushi in Kingston. We check the washrooms on the way back to the boat and they are the most disgusting facility that we have encountered since we left Rockland Maine. How disgraceful to enter Canada and experience this filfth. Oh well .
Moira did not offer to clean the mess. Reported it twice as it was not even touched in the morning.
We are on our way to Picton. Beautiful day. We can't wait to get in touch with everyone and catch up. Just in time for Greg's Happy Birthday next Saturday.
It is strange to think this trip is over, we both have settled into the live aboard life style and will miss the adventure. We agree that this is not the end of our sailing just a turning point. We are going to sell Genevieve and look for another boat. As much as we love her it's time for us to move on and find a boat more suitable for Caribbean live aboard cruising. Our wish list includes; an aft cabin, two heads, shallower draft and self tailing winches. Any suggestions?