Monday, September 7, 2009

Shake Up and Shake Down

What a great week spent away on a last minute “Shake Down”. Kasidah was awesome in every way. We had some pretty nasty weather between Waupoos, Canada and Kingston and she showed her full colors. This boat really knows how to sail.
We headed out on Thursday and sailed to Waupoos, Canada where we checked in, then we went across to Waupoos Island to anchor for the night. S/V Grey Hound came in after dark and anchored near us. The next day they left for the Thousand Island which would be our destination also but we were in no hurry so with the high winds and the direction of the wind, we decided to stay in the area till the next day. Grey Hound ended up tacking 37 times with the wind right on their nose all the way (about 45 miles). We were on the north shore of Waupoos and decided to move to the west side because of the wind that was coming from the east. We had a great time on this island which does not have many people living on it and the dirt roads are great to walk with the dogs. The next morning we woke up early to lots of rain and wind but from the south and we were headed east. They said 6ft waves and 20 knots, well at the beginning it was about 4 to 6 for waves and we read about 15, and then as we rounded the Island we were hit with 30 to 35knots of wind and 10 plus footers for about 4 hours. Now if you sail on the lake you know how this can be…. one wave after another these waves just have no space between them. Well we did fine but lots of water in the cockpit and very wet dogs.
We rounded Kingston and started up the St Lawrence River and into the Thousand Island, and WOW how beautiful it was here. We are from upstate New York and had never really taken the time to go and visit. Dick and Ann from Grey Hound rent this Island called Binniale, it has a house on it and is on the Canadian side, each year they invite many of their friends and have a hell of a week there. We really wish we had more time to stay and explore but maybe they will invite us back….(thanks guys).
While we were there we got the news, the most important news we had been waiting for all year. THE HOUSE WAS SOLD AND THE MONEY IS IN THE BANK. Well it took long enough……Yes Yes Yes.
The rest of the trip went smooth and we needed to get back to Fair Point to finish all the little projects before we leave. Our Time to depart looks like either the 14th or 15th so we will be very busy this week.


S/V Veranda said...

Glad to hear that the house sold. Just read your story in Living Aboard, it was really good.

Jon and Arline Libby said...

Just recieved a copy from the writer. Thanks for letting us know. We had a good time with him (Richard) when he was here interviewing us for the story.I will have to put something in about it. We leave next week to head south hope to meet up with you.

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Paul and Deb said...

I can't believe we were in the same anchorage! I was so focused on my engine problems, that I failed to nose around, like I usually do. Looks like you had a great time at Beaurivage, sorry we didn't run into each other. Congrats on selling the house! Will you be in Annapolis for the boat show?

Jon and Arline Libby said...

Thanks, Maybe we will see you there. Jon always has is Ericson hat on when we go to the shows. It is the viking logo.