We are now about half way between Port Colbourne and
Scudder on PeleeIsland, and should be there late
this evening (Dawn, Tuesday July 5, but you won't get this until later.) I
proved to myself last night that I really don't touch type by trying to start
this instalment in the dark. We are sailng along on a starboard tack close reach at about 5.5
knots. The wind was pretty flat yesterday, then came
up around and we continued
through the night motor sailing with just the main. What had been SW became
suddenly NW at about 0415. A little later we rolled out the jib and turned off
the engine -- so much more peaceful.
Yesterday was a typical SW Ontario summer day -- hot and
muggy on land, cooler and hazy on the water -- leading to a perfect summer
night on the lake. It was clear and starry
overhead, with the onshore thermal thunder storms flashing lightning on the
horizon all around us. Just beautiful!
We discovered last night that Adam didn't quite save the BBQ in the lock. When I opened the lid the grill waa
missing. Oh well, we had to fry our lamb chops down below -- one of the
hardships of the active cruising life. To go along we had vegies
and dip, then made up tea and hot chocolate in thermoses for the night.
The gas tank is almost empty, but we still have a couple of jerry cans on the
deck to fill up with later on. The wind is shifting around, so I had better
take over from Vasily (the
auto helm) or we will go nowhere.