A.G. & I took a drive up to the cottage today (Sunday) to have a look see. This was the first time I've been back to the boat since winterizing and was a good excuse to take another day off from the home renovations. Oh my, that's three whole days in a row that I haven't done anything around the house - and I'm OK with that :-)
Without causing too much depression, I hope, here's a look at the scene around the marina today. Just before we get to that, you'll be happy to learn that everything appeared as it was supposed to with nothing looking out of place or missing. So far, so good.
For those of you are interested, I spent some time this morning going over my new charts and highlighting the day beacons, cardinal buoys and other important nav aids. If you are still following along, you will also be interested to know that I discovered three new symbols that I was unaware of. The really cool thing about this newest learning experience is that Santa also brought me something called Chart 1 which lists all the symbols, descriptions, abbreviations, etc. that are found on all Canadian charts. This publication is available online (at the above link) for free in download form. The actual hard copy booklet is only $6.00 and allot easier to find things in than the individual pages you would have to print off. I know, that's what I did this past summer. Something to look for if you go to the boat show, perhaps?
And following along with the charts theme, I'm really starting to lean towards a journey even farther north this coming summer. From what I've seen on our DVD and studying the new charts (# 2203) really closely, it looks like it would be some scenic and challenging travels up that way. Many twists and turns - as well as a fairly long stretch of open Bay routing with lots of buoys to locate would make for some exciting driving, learning and confidence boosting memories.
I think I'm going to get the unlimited towing package for my BoatUS membership this year :-)