Photo-Art by Neil de Boer

Sailing the Great Lakes Pt.1

50 Point Marina - Grimsby

50 Point Marina – Grimsby

It has been about 2 weeks since my last post. I have been on a sailing trip moving a boat from 50 Point Marina in Grimsby on Lake Ontario to Wiarton on Georgian Bay. The trip took 11 days including one layover day due to stormy weather. We left 50 Point 3:00 pm.

Lake Ontario

Lake Ontario

We had great wind for the sail over to Port Dalhousie with storm clouds to the North over Toronto. The wind died so we brought down the sails and started to motor. This turned out to be the calm before the storm because the wind shifted to the north and became very strong. It didn’t rain but the wind stayed strong and we were glad to have the sails down.  We arrived about 7:00 pm.  and prepared to go through the Welland Canal System.

Port Dalhousie Light House

Port Dalhousie Light House

There is a nice lighthouse at Port Dalhousie but it is no longer lit. Tomorrow we will go through the Welland Canal System.


2 responses

  1. Beautiful pictures and it sounds like it was an enjoyable trip. Now all you need is the WordPress iPad app so you can post while traveling.

    July 22, 2013 at 11:11 pm

    • Not only that I would need to get an iPad. Most of the marinas have wifi so that is possible to post while traveling. It is also nice to go back through the pictures and relive the experience while posting.

      July 22, 2013 at 11:17 pm

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