Maiden Voyage 2019

Crew: Bret, Margaret, Steve, Kathy, Dave, Lynne, Gail, Laurie & Floyd.

You could not have asked for much more of a perfect day. The sun was shining the winds were light and the lake had warmed up a bit. We got out of the bay and made a run to Bronte Outer Harbour to top up the fuel tanks. Who knows how long Harbour west will be off line due to flooding?

We anchor off Bronte Beach for lunch and got everyone home safely by dinner time.

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Saturday, May 25, 2019

The skies opened an dumped a major deluge before dawn, by 09:00 it had stopped. We checked the radar and found the weather had cleared, so we went for it. At 10:30 we cast off from slip 306 and bee lined for the pump out, we were literally full of shit. Our next stop was to the Harbour West Gas Dock. It was under water and the diesel fuel tank was flooded. We toured the bay. The water levels were at the same levels at 2017.

Monday, May 20, 2019

Crew: Bret Margaret, Jo Ann, Joan, Cheryl, Linda, Linda, Valorie, Laurie, Ken, Janey, Rob, Floyd

‘Strong’ winds of 20 to 33 knots are occurring or expected to occur in this marine area.

There were white caps in the bay and the wind made leaving the dock highly inadvisable. We had a dock party instead. Saved on fuel. Everyone agreed to a “do over”.

Sunday May 19, 2019

Crew: Bret, Margaret, Denise, Don, Shelia. Floyd

The weather was not too bad. The water was cool but the sun was out. We took the Dark Side over to Harbour West and filled the fresh water holding tank. Then we toured the bay for a bit and anchored at Carols Point. Everyone had a good time.

Water levels are very high. The Gas Dock is almost awash.

SATURDAY, 18 MAY 2019

The morning started out nice, but soon clouded over. It was a work day on the boat. I needed to change the oil in the engines and generator.

This job almost killed me last year. At one point I was sure the paramedics were going to find me jammed in between the engines with massive plumber crack starring up at them .

This year I am 50lbs lighter and the operation went smoothly without a risk of a 911 call.

Water levels are almost up to 2017 levels. The gang way to the docks normally on a down slope, not level.

Sunday, May 12, 2019

Crew : Joanne, Kim Josh, Linda, Laurie & Floyd

There was a high wind warning in effect and it was drizzling rain. The white caps on the bay and the wobbly deck motivated us stay tied to the slip and enjoy the company right where we were. The blankets came out for an added coziness.

Even the ducks didn’t want to be in the water.

Saturday, May 11, 2019

Crew: Laurie & Floyd. Jo Ann joined us later.

The day started out bright and sunny. It was only 7C on the water so we were dress warm, but inside the enclosure it was very cozy. We stopped at the fuel dock only to find they had not yet open. We had lots of fuel so we headed over to La Salle Park Marina (LSPM). It was bit of a harry landing in our new slip (306), but we settled in fine. It was nice to see some familiar faces. Murry and Ted both check in.

The marina has just opened. They do not have water or power to the slips yet. It is bit like camping.

The Adventures of the Dark Side.