|Oswego to the Georgian Bay
JULY 5 - Oswego to Picton, Ontario, Canada
We got underway from above lock 8 in Oswego at 0700 when the lock opened.
We tied up below the lock to put up the mast, passed the Oswego Lighthouse,
and onto Lake Ontario. Were we surprised when we saw the lake was totally
flat calm!! The entire run for 50+ miles was a beautiful ride. Last year we hit
4+ footers off our port beam, and I was very anxious again this year. I never
would believe the lake could be that enjoyable. We were very lucky to hit a
good day to cross.
|A very calm Lake Ontario!
|Our GPS screen
The red dot is Oswego, the black is our boat
following the course to the next waypoint: circle
and X which is just off Yorkshire Island, 32 miles
from Oswego. Yellow arrow is wind direction.
|Our highway screen
Our boat is following the center line to the next
waypoint on the autopilot.
|Our chart showing the northern part of Lake
Our waypoint is to the right of the islands on the
bottom of the picture. The line heading diagonally
to the upper left is our next waypoint north, then
southwest (left turn) into the Bay of Quinte which
took us to Picton Bay - about 25 miles from the
Picton is a small, very pretty town. We stayed at Tip of the Bay Marina. There were 3 other loopers
here from Rochester, Florida, and North Carolina. We are all trawlers and traveling the same route on
the loop. Jim and I walked up the hill (which was a hike!) to the Portabello Restaurant and had the most
delicious meal. Walking downhill on our way home was BETTER! Lily is enjoying herself watching people and
dogs who walked along the dock. Our next stop is Fraser Marina in Trenton which is only 35 miles from
here. We will not have to get up at 0500!
JULY 6 - Picton to Trenton
We left Picton at 0800. It was nice to sleep until 0610 for a change. The sky was blue, the seas calm.
As we approached Fraser Park Marina which is just before the bridge that leads to the Trent-Severn
Canal, we called in for our dock assignment. We were against the wall right next to the town park -
great for Lily! There were 7 looper boats here. The boat was in desperate need for a washing especially
after the Oswego lock where we picked up a lot of scum on the fenders, which in turn dried up and stuck
on to our deck. We also picked up many bugs during the night and on our way here. We were at the end
and in the corner of the marina, and no one walks this way, so Lily does not have anyone or any dogs to
look at. Passing boats leave wakes that made us roll in our slip. Not fun. We have internet service here
by using the library which is next to the marina. Although they are closed, we can sit outside to log on,
read emails, and published the website.
|Looking towards Tip of the Bay
Lily watching people and dogs!
|Fraser Park Marina
Jim needs to stop at the bank early in the morning to get Canadian money, so we most likely won't
make the first lock-through at 0830. There are quite a few boats here, all loopers, who will be
leaving, too. We will try to make it to Lock 6 or 7 to get a spot on the wall for tomorrow night.
There is no electricity or services on the overnight spots on the wall. There is no electricity or
services...boat camping! We will post the website and check email when we come place that has
|Lily enjoying her ride with her
paws crossed, her favorite way to