Archive | July, 2015

Sailing in Georgian Bay

23 Jul

We’re off for a week of sailing with our friend Bill on his Alberg 37. Our plan is to enjoy dinner in Parry Sound and we will do some grocery shopping in the morning before we leave. Palatine is docked at Sound Boat Works.

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From the dock we view the Parry Sound harbour and activity.

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Trains and planes.
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Friday night at anchor in Windsor Bay of Franklin Island. Tomorrow we will leave early at dawn and cross to Squaw Island.

We were underway at 6:30am. Red Rock in early morning, one of my favourite places.
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We sailed all day at good speed, arriving at Squaw at 3:30 and never saw another boat.
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We are sharing this paradise anchorage with one other sailboat and will stay here for a couple of days.
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Leaving our anchorage in Collins Inlet near Keyhole Island we passed close to Flat Rock Light.
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We are docked in Killarney at the Killarney Mt Lodge for the night and will have dinner in their dining room.
We’ve had a great holiday with Bill and will be leaving in the morning for a long drive home to Kingston. Ted will continue sailing with Bill for 9 more days until the ladies come to take his place.

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Wood’s Cycles – KTM

20 Jul

Elizabeth and I stopped at Woody’s, NW of Perth, this afternoon on our wandering route to Ottawa.

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Awesome salvage yard, about 2500 bikes!

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On the way home from Ottawa today my wife and I stopped in Athens and got pictures of the murals.
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Canada Day – fireworks in Kingston

1 Jul

Perfect weather conditions tonight for the fireworks at Confederation Basin. We sat on the rocks right at the waters edge and enjoyed an unobstructed view. Generally a clear sky with a gentle breeze to keep bugs away, a comfortable 20 degree temperature and as a bonus a full moon.

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It was the best display that I’ve ever seen in Kingston; fired off from Point Frederick RMC, a National Historic location
http://www.historicplaces.ca/en/rep-reg/place-lieu.aspx?id=11616 and easily watched from Fort Henry or any location downtown along the waterfront.
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In this picture the Martello tower is illuminated by the golden burst of light from the fireworks. Too bad I left my Fuji camera at home and had only my phone camera. While sitting on a large rock and using my knee as a camera tripod and hold steady I was able to get some acceptable pictures.
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Huge pedestrian crowds but no problems, a bit of a traffic clearing issue but we waited for about 15 minutes and it had cleared.
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This is my first attempt to record and post a video with my phone and I have given up after 3 tries to upload the video.

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