I can easily understand how it happened. There was a caution marker painted red marking the edge of the area and it could easily be mistaken for a red buoy. Jay took a picture of one to prove how confusing it could be. The channel went from 30 feet to 1 foot in less than a boat length. It took just a moment of inattention and we were aground.
Today is hot, sunny and very hazy with no wind, so once again no sailing. The only waves we felt as we motored to Trois Rivieres are those caused by the wake of passing motor boats. At 3pm we arrived in Trois Rivieres and anchored in the river just to the east of town. We have only travelled 30NM today. It is a busy thoroughfare and we are rocked by passing motorboats continuously, but as we need to get up at 2am to catch the tide/current tomorrow on our way to Quebec City, it will be fine. On the way up, we had bypassed Quebec City and stopped here at the marina, but this time we want to spend a few days in Quebec City. I can hardly wait!