Log #31a Letter from Toronto

Log #31a Letter from Toronto

Log #31a Letter from Toronto Toronto Oct. 18, 2003 Hi Folks, This is not a log as such, but a summary of what has been happening with us over the past month or so. As you may know, Ruth, Judy’s mother, died Sept. 9th at home with us around her. She was comfortable and quite
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Log #31b Merry Christmas

Log #31b Merry Christmas

Dec. 22, 2003   734 O’ Connor Drive Toronto, Ontario Canada M4C 3A9     Hi Folks,   This is a Christmas message to wish you all a Merry Christmas, a Happy New Year, and a Happy Hanukah from Judy and myself. I have been meaning to get out a land log of our travels
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Log #31c Land Cruising to Florida

Log #31c Land Cruising to Florida

Toronto March 9, 2004 Hi Folks, This is my first log in a long time. Most of you received a fall letter from Toronto and a Christmas update (the equivalent of Logs #31a and 31b). There are several people new to my log list who have attended presentations Judy and I have made in the
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Log #31d Seven Seas Cruising Association Rendezvous

Log #31d Seven Seas Cruising Association Rendezvous

Log #31d Seven Seas Cruising Association Rendezvous Istanbul, Turkey March 27, 2004 We left off the last log from Lake Okichobee where we checked out a couple of storage sites before heading up to Melbourne in our borrowed VW camper van for the Seven Seas Cruising Association rendezvous. We have belonged to the SSCA since
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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 #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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Log #52a Back to Veleda

Log #52a Back to Veleda

Baddeck, Nova Scotia June 13, 2011 Hi Folks, Veleda is ready for sea. This log tells about our return to Veleda and all the work we had to do to get her ready, and our first check out sail. I have attached two chartlets. One is of Cape Breton and the Bras D` Or Lakes
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Log #52d Nova Scotia Eastern Shore 1

Log #52d Nova Scotia Eastern Shore 1

Lunenburg Yacht Club, NS July 14, 2011 Hi Folks, We are here at the Lunenburg Yacht Club for a second night. We headed out this morning to go 16 miles around the peninsula over to Lunenburg proper, but after pounding into 25 knot winds and heavy seas we turned around as we did not need
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Log #52b Exploring the Bras d’Or Lakes – Part 1

Log #52b Exploring the Bras d’Or Lakes – Part 1

Webbs Cove, Isaacs Harbour, NS June 25, 2011 Hi Folks, We are hunkered down for a second night in this sheltered cove on the mainland. We left Baddeck a week ago, have gunkholed through parts of the Bras d’Or lakes as this log outlines, and exited through St. Peters Canal to start our passage down
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Log #52c Exploring the Bras d’Or Lakes – Part 2

Log #52c Exploring the Bras d’Or Lakes – Part 2

Halifax, NS June 30, 2011 Hi Folks, We are here at the Canadian Forces Sailing Association Shearwater Yacht Club in our second day of fog. It is a friendly club and we will be going out with Veleda for its Sailpast on Dominion Day (Canada Day it is unfortunately called now) and a round McNab’s
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Log #52e Eastern Shore 2 to Halifax

Log #52e Eastern Shore 2 to Halifax

Shelburne, Nova Scotia July 21, 2011 Hi Folks, Many thanks to those of you who sent me birthday greetings. Aren’t some of the computer reminder apps handy? I am a bad one for remembering birthdays and anniversaries. I started this log on my birthday, July 19, and when I went on line today, I got
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Log #52f Halifax

Log #52f Halifax

Yarmouth, Nova Scotia July 24, 2011 Hi Folks, We are here in Yarmouth, ready to venture across the Bay of Fundy to Grand Manan Island, then down to Maine, New England and the ICW to South Carolina for mid October. The weather has been on and off frequently. We had a couple of nice sunny
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Log #52g Down The Bluenose Coast

Log #52g Down The Bluenose Coast

McGlathery Island, Maine Aug. 4, 2011 Hi Folks, We are part way down the Maine coast just past Bar Harbor, at a scenic anchorage on this island studded coast. This log gets us from Halifax to Lunenburg, stopping at the delightful towns of Chester and Mahone Bay. The weather is still cool, with many days
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Log #52h Bluenose Coast – Lunenburg and Shelburne

Log #52h Bluenose Coast – Lunenburg and Shelburne

Enroute to Lockland, Maine Aug. 8, 2011 Hi Folks, We just left Isleboro where we had an enjoyable gam with other cruisers from the SSCA. This Maine coast is indented with even more inlets peninsulas, bays channels and islands than is Nova Scotia; great gunkholing! When in Bar Harbor we went up in a glider
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Log #52i South Coast to Yarmouth and whale watching Bay of Fundy

Log #52i South Coast to Yarmouth and whale watching Bay of Fundy

Gloucester, Massachusetts Aug. 14, 2011 Hi Folks, I hope to send this tomorrow, the 15th from Boston. We finally met up with Ken Lewis here in Gloucester, as we just missed him in Rockland. I apologize to the family members who received three invitations from Picasa, as the internet connection was acting up, and I
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Log #55a Leaving Toronto to Winnipeg

Log #55a Leaving Toronto to Winnipeg

  Skagway, Alaska, U.S.A. Aug. 26, 2012 Hi Folks, We are here, actually back in Alaska as there is no road access to Skagway, except through B.C. We have completed most of our travels across Canada, to the Arctic (Inuvik) over to Dawson City and then Alaska, and back into the Yukon to Whitehorse, then
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Log #55g Saskatchewan and Alberta

Log #55g Saskatchewan and Alberta

Rio Dulce, Guatemala Nov. 20, 2012 Hi Folks, Here is my next log of our travels out west last summer. We are lazing around at anchor here in the Rio Dulce, and I am getting free WiFi from Mar Marine where we will be going for the U.S. Thanksgiving dinner on the 22nd. Thanks Mar
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Log #57a West coast arrival and preparations

Log #57a West coast arrival and preparations

Sucia Island, San Juan Islands, WA July 22, 2013 Hi Folks, Let me start this intro to this log with a congratulations and celebrations for the new Royal Prince born today in London.  It is good to have good news to celebrate a birth enjoyed by millions rather than the negative news of problems, catastrophes
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Log #57d Into Canada and the Gulf Islands 1

Log #57d Into Canada and the Gulf Islands 1

Ganges Harbour, Salt Spring Island Gulf Islands, British Columbia Aug. 2, 2013 Hi Folks, I have jumped ahead a few log numbers to write about the Gulf Islands while we are still sailing through them. I will complete my logs on the San Juan Islands of the State of Washington later. I love the scenery
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Log #57b Into the San Juan Islands Part 1

Log #57b Into the San Juan Islands Part 1

Halkett Bay, Gambia Island, B.C. Aug. 11, 2013 Hi Folks, We are on this pleasant bay on Gambia Island in Howe Sound, just north of Vancouver, enjoying a lazy day allowing me time to complete this log. When I will be in WiFi range to send it is uncertain. We have enjoyed several of the
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