Camelot and Good Bye to the Thousand Islands

Friday, July 19, 2013

Staying at the anchorage at Camelot Island was very peaceful. We felt relaxed and enjoyed the water, the boat, walking on the island, and each other’s company.

On Friday night we got another whopper of a storm. We were safely tied to the mooring ball but it was still quite an exciting experience to be bobbing away in the middle of Nature’s awesome power.

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I enjoyed the photo opportunity and we felt safe in our own little sailboat world.

Saturday, July 20, 2013

We stayed to holiday at Camelot Island for one more day. We are really into a good routine and relaxation is the order of the day.

Whenever we’ve been close to a national park island, we make a point of taking our dinghy over and doing a brisk hike around the paths of the island. After we walk around 2 or 3 times quickly, about a 3 kilometre hike, I usually take my time and bring my camera around to my favourite spots to take pictures. I’m not able to keep up with organizing all of these shots on my computer, but I plan to eventually edit some and include them in the blog at a later time.

For now, here is one of my favourite shots taken on one of my walks.

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Sunday, July 21, 2013

By 7:30 this morning we were packed up and en route to Kingston. We were sad to leave the Thousand Islands because we found it to be such an ideal place for sailing and anchoring. On the other hand, we are ready to start making our way back home and experiencing some different types of sailing.

Coming back to Collins Bay Marina to reprovision for one day felt almost like a homecoming. We arrived at about 2:15 p.m. For most of the trip we had a nice sail with a tail wind but by the time we reached Kingston we had lost most of the wind so we motor-sailed for the last part of the trip.

Rick and I made 3 trips by bicycle to the No Frills grocery store for groceries and water. Among other supplies, we bought and delivered 15 four litre bottles of water.

Tomorrow we are planning trips to a Walmart, Loblaws, Canadian Tire, and the Marine Chandlery for the rest of the things on our list. By early afternoon we hope to leave for our next port of call.

Will keep you updated!

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One Response to Camelot and Good Bye to the Thousand Islands

  1. Lindsay and Matt says:

    Hi Michelle and Rick!

    Pip told us about your website and blog and we are loving reading about your adventures. Your pictures are beautiful. Matt particularly loves the knots collection you posted! Be safe and have fun! We’ll keep reading 🙂

    – Lindsay and Matt

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