We left at 6am bound for Kingston. Winds were supposed to be 6-10 knots from the west, maybe a little bumpy.
When we got out of the barbour, it was blowing 25 knots from the NW on the nose, right were we wanted to go. The waves were 4 to 6 footers. Didn't bother with the sails, as Still Time motored through the waves pouding between 4 and 5 knots at 3,000 RPM (pretty much max).
Not comfortable at all; the dog was scared and panting.
We motored for 3 hours until we were able to duck behind an island to get out of the waves. We decided to take the long way to Kingston: around Wolfe Island to avoid the waves. It would be an extra 12 miles of so, but it was worth it.
On into the St Lawrence River:
I decided to head further north past Beauvivage Island and Howe Island to the Bateau Channel.
At 1:30pm, we stopped at Trident Yacht Club to take the dog for a pee.
Pulled into the service dock and got a pump out for $20.
Well the skies opened up as we finished the pumpout; poinding rain.
We decided to take a slip and stay overnight.
It rained HARD for several hours.
Nice spot, not much to do, but we were glad to be out at a slip with electricity in the rain. It was a tough 7 hour slog to get there.
After the rain stopped, I filled the water tanks. Checking the holding tank monitor, I notice the tank was back to 3/4 full, even though we pumped out. I discovered that I had not put the waste plug back in and in the rains it worked as a perfect scupper for all the rain!
Trip Odometer:39.70 miles
Moving Average: 5.6 knos
Moving Time: 07:05:00