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.

4 comments:

s/v Skylark said...

Hey Guys, other than some dock difficulties, sounds like you had a great trip. Isn't it great being on the same tack for 7 hours without having to futz with the sails...I love that. Nice job.
So whats next? You still looking at bigger boats?

Allan S said...

Still looking for a bigger boat, major problems with the co executor of the estate still. Top of my wish list is an auto helm now....lol

EllieS said...

Very sweet of you to not mention that I fell asleep for the last half of the sail home and you had to solo sail...which you did wonderfully my love!!

Mike and Sharon Dunsworth said...

All in all, it sounds like you still had a good trip. Marinas are allways the worst part of a sailing trip. But sometimes they can be a relief and a good time.