Log #50a Off at last – Toronto to Kingston

Log #50a Off at last – Toronto to Kingston

Sorel Islands, Quebec July 29, 2010 Hi Folks, Welcome to my first log of the next decade of our sailing. We are finally off, having left the Toronto Hydroplane and Sailing Club on July 19, and heading down Lake Ontario to Kingston and the St. Lawrence River. Both Judy and I are fine, and Veleda
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Log #50b Kingston to Brockville and the St. Lawrence Seaway

Log #50b Kingston to Brockville and the St. Lawrence Seaway

Marina Cap A L’Aigle, Quebec Aug. 3, 2010 Hi Folks, We spent a few days in Quebec City, and are now well down the St. Lawrence into the estuary, about 40 miles from Tadoussac and the Saguenay River. All is going well on our voyage. Judy is using her high school French quite well. Mine
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Log #50c St Lawrence Seaway, Brockville to Montreal

Log #50c St Lawrence Seaway, Brockville to Montreal

Rimouski, Quebec Aug. 8, 2010 Hi Folks, we are here in Rimouski for two days before heading on out the St. Lawrence estuary. All is well, although we have had stormy, fog shrouded weather, with high winds, but fortunately in the right direction. Our radar works well, and we have needed it several times. We
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Log #50d Montreal to Quebec City

Log #50d Montreal to Quebec City

Log #50d Montreal to Quebec City Grand Vallee, PQ Aug. 11, 2010 Shortly after we arrived in Longeueil, a south shore suburb of Montreal, we helped Fair Winds alongside the fuel dock.  After finishing refuelling we motored over to our assigned slip, after arranging for Ken to come over to look at our dysfunctional Max
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Log #50e to the Saguenay River Fjord

Log #50e to the Saguenay River Fjord

Ramea Island, Newfoundland Aug. 26, 2010 Hi Folks, Spending a couple of days in one town is giving me a chance to get caught up on my logs. I have attached several pictures with this log. Determining which of the many good pictures I have is difficult. They are attached instead of imbedded. All the
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Log #50f the Gaspe

Log #50f the Gaspe

Northwest Arm, Grey River Fjord, Nfld Aug. 28, 2010 Hi Folks, We are spending a second day in this majestic fjord, giving me another chance to get caught up on my logs. Newfoundland is fantastic, rated by us as one of the best, most scenic cruising grounds of our twelve years of sailing since 1998.
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Log #50g Across to Newfoundland

Log #50g Across to Newfoundland

St. Pierre, (a territory of France) Sept. 4, 2010 Hi Folks, We are in St. Pierre, a French territorial island here in the Gulf of St. Lawrence just off the Burin Peninsula on the south coast of Newfoundland. We would have spent another couple of days in the fiords of Newfoundland, but we ran out
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Log # 50h Fjords of Newfoundland

Log # 50h Fjords of Newfoundland

St. Pierre, Territory of France Sept. 6, 2010   Hi Folks, Happy Labour Day. I often forget that as a teacher, Labour Day was the day before school started and all the concerns and preparations for another academic year heralded the end of summer and back to the classroom. I don’t miss it at all,
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Log # 50i Death of an Outport

Log # 50i Death of an Outport

Isla Mujeres, Mexico May 6, 2013 This is a modified log, prepared just before we are to set off 700 miles across the Gulf Of Mexico for Port Aransas, Texas. We made it from Roatan Honduras  a few days ago. In Texas we will put Veleda on a flatbed truck and ship it to Bellingham
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Log #50j A treacherous passage St. Pierre to Cape Breton

Log #50j A treacherous passage St. Pierre to Cape Breton

Royal Cape Breton Yacht Club Sydney, Nova Scotia Sept. 14, 2010 Hi Folks, This is a disturbing log about a horrendous passage we had from St. Pierre to Cape Breton Island. We are fine but the boat suffered some damage. It is out of sequence and I will finish my logs of the beautiful fjords
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Log #50k Fjords of Newfoundland – 3

Log #50k Fjords of Newfoundland – 3

Royal Cape Breton Yacht Club Sydney, NS Sept. 22, 2010 Hi Folks, We’re still here, having weathered a glancing blow from hurricane Igor yesterday with rain and winds of 35 knots gusting to 40. We have had gale force winds blow through every three days or so for the past three weeks since leaving Newfoundland.
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Log #50l Fjords of Newfoundland 4

Log #50l Fjords of Newfoundland 4

Baddeck, NS Sept. 27, 2010 Hi Folks, We’re still here and probably will be for a day or three more, as the weather forecast is miserable to go down the coast towards Halifax for the next three days. An alternative that we are considering is to stay here until we settle with the insurance company
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Log #50m Fjords of Newfoundland 5

Log #50m Fjords of Newfoundland 5

East Lake Fish Camp, Orlando, Florida Dec. 11, 2010 Hi Folks, This delayed log has turned into our Christmas and Holiday Greetings and best wishes for all of you for the New Year 2011. This year of 2010 has been a very full one. We were travelling through the American South, West, and Midwest in
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