This is a compilation of our life around our Coronado 25 foot sailboat. Sometimes factual, sometimes humourous, always about sailing or the sailboat, or marinas and yacht clubs. There will be a nautical theme for sure.
Saturday, August 6, 2011
Our sail to and from Toronto
Here we are at Toronto Island Marina.It was a 7 hour sail on a port tack all the way to Toronto. The marina itself was a disappointment as the slip assigned to us couldn't have taken a canoe, let alone us with a 9 foot beam thanks to a over sized power boat next to our slip. So we spent three days at a service dock....near the pump out station. We got harassed by the boat repair crew, who threatened to tow us out, I never said a word to them, my wife was polite tom a fault, but it never stopped the dirty looks we got for three days, until a slip opened up for us. Actually we were about to leave but the girl in the office begged us not to go because of the weather. And boy, am I ever glad we caved and stayed. It was a dirty, dirty day. We left the next day and it was a rough sail back due to 10 to 12 foot swells of our aft quarter, the absolute worst motion for me, a corkscrew that had me queasy for 8 hours. Alla in all a good vacation. I bought a tilley hat too.