C-Shel has left the Rideau. Last year, given all the talk of the mismanagement of the system by Parks Canada, we thought there might be a mass exodus of boaters off the system to the 1000 islands, St. Lawrence River. This we thought, would cause a shortage of available dock space in the 1000 Islands region, so we decided to get ahead of the game and put our name on the 3 year waiting list at Gananoque Municipal Marina. So instead of 3 years going by, about half a year did. Gan Marina called us and said we have a slip on a set of new docks that are going to replace the break wall, it will have a wonderful view, and will be ready for spring 2014. Since we are the type of people who seem to thrive on change we decided to take the slip. I am able to live and work aboard for the summer, so commuting from Ottawa to Gananoque wouldn't be an issue, it seemed like the right thing to do.
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Summer 2013 was a rather quiet and reflective boating season on the Rideau. Here is a little of the ambiance the Rideau so graciously provides.
C-Shel's splash date is set for May 10th, so here's to a great 2013 boating season! May you have lots of those special boating moments this summer.
Fitting 30 days of boating in a 5 minute video was tough, but the speed in which the scenes in this video fly by, is about the same feeling as the actual 30 days in July. Hold out till the end for some great Sackets Harbour fireworks!
End Time: 2012-07-11 1:53 PM
Active track info:
Distance: 8.2 NM
Total time: 1h 20'
Average Speed: 6.2 kts
Max Speed: 8.1 kts
Click on the link to see it in Google Earth.
In keeping with the theme of trying the anchorages in the 1000 Islands instead of island docks or moorings, we have anchored on the south side of Club Island. It is a long bay with good depth in the middle.
Stopped by Constance Island to chat with some friends. Was looking to anchor off of Pine Island and kayak over to Constance, however, it was too weedy near Pine for a good overnight anchorage.