Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Brighton to Kingston: 1000 Islands Cruise Day 2

Whereas Frenchman’s Bay to Brighton was almost boring, with not much to see but for the lake on the right and land on the left, the cruise through the Murray Canal, above and below, Bay of Quinte and on to Kingston had us enjoying the changing scenery under cloudless skies.

As will be true for our time in the 1000 Islands, navigation--keeping track of buoy numbers and our progress on the chart, with an eye on the depthsounder--kept us busy. At right, the Captain takes a minute to call his sister to let her know At Last! is passing by the cottage near Carrying Place that she and her husband owned many years ago.

Thus, after we pulled in Confederation Basin at Kingston, above, after 71 miles in 5 hours, we were ready to celebrate. An excellent bottle of blended red from Wayne Gretzky Estates washed down appetizers of Pringles and wasabi peas before we moved on to dinner of smoked ham steak with sweet potato and green peas. No. 99’s wine came to us from Bob and Charlene at the christening of At Last! Our neighbour, a large motor yacht called Black Sheep, left for Oswego, New York, a few hours after our arrival.

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