Thursday, August 7, 2014
Today is our 38th anniversary and we are feeling happy!
We had a refreshing morning swim and were packed up and on our way to Gore Bay from Clapperton Island by 8:10 a.m. We motored and motor-sailed with the jib up and we arrived at the town of Gore Bay by 11:00 a.m.
The fuel dock was busy so we tooted around the bay, waiting for our turn. We expected to take a dock at the municipal marina for the night but we noticed another sailboat anchored in the bay so we decided to do the same once we had finished our business at the fuel dock. We got fuel, a pump out, and water in our tanks. Later, we paid $5.00 so I could use a marina shower tomorrow morning. We also got our medium sized propane tank that we use for the stove and the bar-b-cue refilled.
By noon, we were anchored in the bay just outside the Gore Bay Municipal Marina. We used the dock next to their ramp as a dinghy dock and did some serious town-exploring.
Gore Bay is a charming little town which seems to have just about anything one might need to provision for cruising on the water. It even has a small health food store and restaurant called the Island Pantry where we had bean burritos for lunch.
We bought a few groceries, some Guinness beer for Rick, and we did a couple of loads of laundry. Rick found a corner at the marina office with used books which is run by the town library. It was a great place to find some good nautical books for him.
We had homemade pizzas at the boat for dinner and then just relaxed on the boat until an early bedtime.