We moved up our departure date to September 9th to take advantage of a favourable weather window for crossing Lake Ontario. Of course, Mother Nature, had her own plans – we woke this morning to intense fog with a near visibility of zero. An early reminder that the weather is in charge and not us. No worries though. We waited until the fog burned off which just meant a late morning departure for Sensai (one of our pod-mates) and Wild Horses.
A big surprise for our departure – our two best friends, my maid of honour and Mike’s best man, both made surprise visits to see us off. And both of our dock slip mates were also there as well as others from our dock. It was a very special send off and one that means the world to us.
Also memorable – our pod-mate, Sensai, experienced engine issues on departing. We had already left the dock so the decision was to carry on to meet up with our other pod-mate, Brise. No worries though, Sensai was in good hands with lots of expert sailors to assist them to replace their mangled impeller and get off the dock.
We met up with our third pod-mate outside of Kingston and travelled along behind them under motor across Lake Ontario to Henderson Harbour. Easy to anchor here and then a quick check into the States and to get our US cruising license. Sensai joined us a few hours later.
Tomorrow we are off to Oswego Marina, the start of the Oswego canal and where we will have our mast unstepped and put on deck on Monday.
Victoria is a hiker, dog-lover, blog writer and planner extraordinaire. Oh, yeah and she is kind of fond of living on a boat.