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Showing posts from August, 2018

Georgian Bay and the North Channel

Georgian Bay and the North Channel - so much to see! We are now (23 Aug) docked in Little Current at their "Downtown Docks", and I am taking the time to update our blog and budget sheet (we are not ready to share the budget sheet yet, sorry) while Papi works on tracking a water leak coming somewhere underneath the head (bathroom floor). The boat should be floating on water, water should only be in designated areas... not the bilge area. The rear compartment is still nice and dry, so that is great. The challenge now is to find where this water is coming from. Is it from our fresh water tank, the thru hull to flush the toilet, the rain??? Papi is doing his detective work as I type... (and stay out of his way!!!) 13 Aug / 19 Aug - We left the Beausoleil Island and took the small craft channel to our next destination, Echo Bay (not far from Sans Souci). From there we continued to Parry Sound, and stayed at the Big Sound Marina for two days to resupply, do laundry and plan

Exited Trent Severn Waterway Canal and now in Georgian Bay!

Approaching Lake Simcoe 6-8 Aug - We left Bolsover as soon as they were ready to pass us through as we had spent the night at the top of the lock. We knew it would be a good day ahead of us and we wanted to cross Lake Simcoe as early in the day as possible. We did the three remaining locks in good time and we crossed the lake using our charts and compass. We still could not use our GPS... The wind was up a bit and we had a "rolly" crossing, but we made it to the Port of Orillia marina where we got a slip for three nights (buy 2 get 1 free deal).  We've stayed here before and it's a good stop to resupply. Port of Orillia maina There were a few other "Loopers" at the marina and we went out for drinks with them. It made for a nice outing with lots of laughs. We found a printing company online and walked over to place an order for a banner, we could put on the dinghy while it's lifted in the davits.  With the dinghy motor lying on the platform we