Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Week 1 in Review

Murray Canal
 Sunday, June 14th to Saturday, June 20th
Sun :  We crossed Lake Ontario from Irondedquoit, Genesee River to Presqu'Ile ON,
Nice sail, COLD water & air temps and fog in middle.  The bay was very shallow,  sometimes depthsounder say 5.5 ft, we draw 6.5, so lots of weeds down there.
Murray Canal, cleared customs by phone.  There was torrential RAIN overnight. 
This was the first 50 miles of the trip.

Mon 6/15 We motored east through Bay of Quinte, through very shallow & warm water.
Lots of nice homes along shore, but little activity.
We found a quiet anchorage for the night at Northport  a 22mi day, 72 mi to date.

Old fort at Kingston Marina
 Tues 6/16 We motored east past Picton (sorry, missed meeting John Marchant's friends) to Kingston ON.  marina, Lovely town,
 45 mi => 117mi to date
Kingston YC

Wed am:  We rode our bikes around Kingston and had lunch at Kingston YC. 
The Marine Museum of the Great Lakes was very interesting.   Nice dinner aboard some new friends' boat, who we met in NY.  0 miles
 Thurs, We continued east to 1000 Islands.  Tied to park dock at Camelot Is.  (Sorry, no photo.  Looks like San Juans_)
Very shallow, just barely afloat, but very clear green water. nice walk ashore.  Another boat was already at the dock and helped us get in sideways.  20 mi  =137mi

Fri: east to... Brockville.  More pretty islands, more clear water, and more activity, lots of jetskis and runabouts.  Many beautiful waterfront homes, with freighters passing nearby.  However, they were going slow so wakes weren't a problem.  25 mi  = 162mi

Sat:  Our first lock, the Iroquios lock, where the river narrows to single channel.  Anchored Croil Islands with new friends aboard the Willie Dawes of Camden ME.  41 mi  = 203mi

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