1990 Canadian Sailcraft CS34 Shoal Draft
Sail #8268

1982 Catalina 22 Fin Keel
Sail #10506

1994 MUMM 36 ACE
Sail # 29206

Saturday, August 8, 2015

CS34 Murray Canal to Cobourg

Woke up at 8am, had breakfast.

The ports book said the first swing of the Carrying Place bridge was at 8:30am.
Untied the boat, and bridgemaster said the first swing is at 9am.

Docking the boat back on the pier, Rita looked at the bridge, and goes "There is your brother and his dog!"  Sure enough.

Doug was visiting his sister-in-laws cottage with his kids Katrina and Eric.  He saw our Facebook posts and decided to come see us.

Doug pronounces our last name "Bees", and named his dog "Boo" (he he he).

Brother Doug and BooBies

We had a nice visit, some coffee, but at 9am the bridgemaster swung the bridge for us:

,.. BooBies watching

We passed a Hunter 38 called Ezra Annes from Port Whitby Marina.

Winds were 4-6 knots from the south, not enough to bother with the sails or spinnaker.

We passed a 700ft freighter going into the Colbourne cement plant:

Ezra Annes and the freighter
It showed up on the AIS as a DANGEROUS TARGET.

We pulled into Cobourg Harbour:

Just as the Coast Guard's Cape Mercy was pulling out:

I had radioed in about half an hour from Cobourg, and got a slip.  Turns out it was the last available slip in Cobourg Marina!

Rita's son Daniel's girlfriend Sarina picked us up and took us to her family's place in Cobourg for an evening BBQ.  It was nice meeting her parents, and aunts and uncles.

After 8pm we brought Sarina back to the boat for a drink. She had never seen the boat before.

Before we headed to bed, we went to the Marina washrooms, where I met an old friend.  Lawrence and I worked downtown in the early 1990s, and now works in Pickering.  He and his wife Bev have a 36ft Catalina.  It was good to catch up with him again.

Trip Odometer: 29.93 miles
Moving Average: 6.4 knots
Moving Time: 04:40:00

Track: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/12535935/Still%20Time/2015/20150808.kmz

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