Monday, July 22, 2013
This morning we were off early to do our errands in Kingston. With some creative packing on our little bikes, we were able to do our Canadian Tire, Walmart, and Loblaws shopping all in one trip. The stores were about a half hour ride away so we felt good about the exercise.
We left Collins Bay Marina after a fuel up and a pump out at noon. We had a beautiful 4 hour sail all the way to Prinyer’s Cove where we anchored for the night. Prinyer’s Cove was the place where we first took Guinevere out for an overnight stay in June so we were familiar with this anchorage.
We had a relaxing evening. Rick bar-b-cued some tuna and I made basmati rice and a big fresh salad. Rick went for a swim but I didn’t want to swim in the weedy spot where we were anchored. We had time for reading and relaxing before an early night to bed.
Tuesday, July 23, 2013
We left Prinyer’s Cove at 9 a.m. and on our way out we saw that one of the tall ships for students was anchored near the entrance to the cove. Those massive sailboats are always an impressive sight to behold.
Because the wind was right on our nose, we had to motor to our next destination today. We arrived at the little town of Picton at 1:00 p.m. and spent the rest of the afternoon exploring the main street.
Picton is a very nice place. The bay is filled with boats of all sorts and there is a hum of activity. The downtown area is also lively. The historical buildings have been maintained and everything is well kept. It seems that Picton has benefited from some good urban planning. There are interesting shops, a large independent book store, plenty of coffee shops, a library, post office, groceries, theatre, yoga and gym centres, ice cream parlours and restaurants all within walking distance. They also have a beautiful artists’ cooperative gallery right on Main Street.
After our excursion on Main Street we came back to the boat for a little nap then I made salmon sandwiches for dinner. After supper we walked back to Main Street and sat and read at a little coffee shop called The Bean Counter.
Later, when we got back to the marina, we saw that the same tall ship that was anchored at Prinyer’s Cove in the morning was now docked right behind our boat. We got a close up look at her.
Today was a nice change of pace for us and we had a great day!
Tomorrow we are on our way to Belleville, still through the Bay of Quinte.