Saturday, July 19, 2014

Portsmouth Olympic Harbour

When we left Portsmouth Olympic Harbour in June we thought it would be for the last time. However, as I had a meeting in Kingston on Thursday and we attended the wedding of friends on Friday, we once again found ourselves there.

We sailed back to Kingston on Wednesday afternoon and decided to go to Portsmouth Olympic Harbour. Confederation Basin doesn’t have parking and we needed to rent a car to get to the wedding as our car was over an hour away at my brother’s.
I attended my meetings on Thursday and Jay and I took in a movie in the evening. On Friday we rented a car and did a few errands, including stocking up on water and pop as that is so much easier to transport in a car than it is walking. We also closed our post office box in Kingston, severing our last official tie.

In the afternoon, we drove to Strathmere Inn in North Gower to attend one of the most beautiful weddings I have ever attended. It was so wonderful to be part of the bride and groom’s special day. I wish them all happiness. Today we are exhausted as we arrived back at the boat late after the wedding. And my feet are just a bit sore from all the dancing.
Unfortunately, the oven part has still not arrived, so we need to hang around the area for a few more days in the hope that it will arrive soon.

We finished a few errands, got the boat ready and headed out. Although the wind was very light, a number of small boats were out. Portsmouth Olympic Harbor is the home to Sail Canada and a number of competitions will be hosted there over the next few weeks.  
With so little wind we had to motor all the way to Brakey Bay.  We chose it as it is only a few hours away and given its size was more likely to have space on a Saturday. As I write this there are about fourteen boats in the anchorage. The winds are to forecast to remain light tonight so I am sure we will sleep well.


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