Crossing Lake Ontario…

Just a quick note to let our readers know we survived and cleared Canadian Customs around 1430 today.

The trip across began at 0500 and was predicted to be fairly easy but no-one bothered to notify Lake Ontario of this. Four hours into the ride the USCG declared a small craft advisory for the entire area and in less than an hour we were surrounded by storms. Then a squall alert was put out to the west of us. We could see it and and see lightening and winds all morning had been from the west pushing it toward us but at the last minute the wind as predicted shifted to north and blew it down past us. A lucky break for sure.

I will give you more details and pictures in the next blog but will share one picture that would frighten any sailor. This is a picture of our radar screen. Cbay and Saltie are in the dead center of the screen and the bright green ring around us is solid rain. Now that is a tough thing to see when you are forty miles from any shore.

 
 
Tomorrow we begin the Trent-Severn Canal experience with all our old friends. We have 20BUCK$, Seabatical, Why Knot, Blue Heron and several others ready to go. Great to be back among our loopmates.

 
 

1 thought on “Crossing Lake Ontario…”

  1. Young William

    We are in Panama. Gabriela´s sister died on Friday, and we had to fly down on Saturday to make the funeeral at 7 a.m. in the morning! Then, we had a long drive up into the mountains for the graveyard service and to visit Gabriela´s mother and others who could not make it to the service in the city of David. We were on a bus all day today driving back across the country to fly out in the morning. I have five cases in four courts on Wednesday,so I am not looking forward to coming home. Anyway, glad that you are in Canada and fresh water. Talked to Peters the other day.

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