Saturday, July 13, 2013
So, here’s the plan…on Tuesday we are going to hobble into Williams Marina, about 3 nautical miles away. Hopefully there will be a favourable wind and we can sail rather than use this problem motor. They’ve ordered parts for our engine and they hope to be able to fix the boat and have us out of there by Friday at the latest.
This was not an easy decision for us to make. In fact, on Friday, we had contacted the boat shipping company and had made arrangements to have Guinevere shipped home. Rick and I were going to get home by train from Gananoque. When we called Williams Marina to arrange to have Guinevere demasted and hauled out, Mike from the marina assured us that they could fix our boat and in good time.
The only niggling thoughts we have are worries that the repairs won’t hold up and we will be dependent on Guinevere to get us through Lake Ontario, the Welland Canal, and Lake Erie. We’ve put our trust in Williams Marina.
Here we sit in a beautiful anchorage, learning how to get by on very little battery power and on diminished food supplies. We are by no means going hungry but I’m getting to the end of fresh food and we are using some dry goods and canned foods that we have on board. Tonight I’m making Lebanese lentil soup from scratch.
It is a forced time of relaxation and we are enjoying ourselves. We swim, take dinghy boat rides, putz with small projects and maintenance on the boat, read, use our computers, cook, and walk around Mulcaster Island for exercise. I’ve also done yoga on the boat and I’ve done the exercises in the kit that Chache made for me. Not a bad gig, eh?
I’m taking a lot of pictures, both with my point and shoot camera and with my digital SLR. Anyone who knows me knows how much I love photography. The pictures I`m taking serve to support this blog and they will be great reminders for us of our trip. In this environment there are opportunities for some downright beautiful shots.
Here are some photos that I took while on the island yesterday.