Happy New Year 2016!

Time flies. The last time I wrote it was just Thanksgiving and now it’s New Year’s. After putting the boat to bed for the winter we headed off to Florida for much of the month of November for a little R&R in the sun. We spent three weeks at Treasure Island in Florida before heading … Continue reading

Summer 2015

Well summer has actually been over for a few weeks now and it certainly feels like fall outside. While we spent much of the summer on the boat we really didn’t go very far. Mary Ann’s AfterSails business really started to take off in late spring and early summer so we dedicated some time to … Continue reading

Spring 2015 – Lake Placid and points beyond

Well the calendar says it’s spring, even if it doesn’t look much like it outside. We enjoyed our winter trip to the Lake Placid KOA so much that we decided to go back again for a couple of days. This time we stayed in one of the newer deluxe cabins. They claim that they sleep … Continue reading

Winter 2015 – Lake Placid

Mary Ann, Becky, John, Sara, Pixel and I all travelled down to Lake Placid on February 8th in two cars for five days of winter R&R, if there is such a thing. The trip down was to be particularly snowy but turned out to be a 6½ hour ordeal of freezing drizzle, but with at … Continue reading

Winter 2015 – The Boat Show Issue

Well we just got back from a little three day jaunt down to Toronto for the boat show.  It was fun.  We had a great dinner at The Keg Steakhouse.  And, we saw some interesting stuff at the boat show.  The highlights of the day were: in sailboats, the Catalina 355; in trawlers the Beneteau … Continue reading

Christmas 2014

Christmas in our household revolves more around family meals together than any other sort of celebrations. It started this year though with a lunch and scotch tasting at The Highlander Pub with former work colleagues about a week before Christmas. The Highlander Pub opened on the corner of Rideau and Williams Streets in 2002. Very … Continue reading

Fall 2014 – Part 2

Fall 2014 – Part 2

It’s been a busy fall since we were last aboard “Fortunate” on Thanksgiving weekend in October. We did go back to Kingston for a day after she was hauled out to prepare everything for shrink wrapping for the winter. It was very nice not to have to deal with a tarp this year. I’d consider … Continue reading

Fall 2014

Most of Thanksgiving weekend was spent cleaning the boat up, winterizing it, and preparing it for haulout which the marina will take care of for us this week.  We still have to make one trip back to Kingston to finish up a few things before they shrink wrap it for the winter.  Although we spent … Continue reading

Summer 2014 – Part 2

It has been two months since I last updated this blog and today being the last day of summer, I figured it was time I wrote something. We didn’t get out in the boat as often or for as far as we had planned this year but we’ve enjoyed our time on it. We had … Continue reading

Summer 2014

I haven’t written much because there hasn’t been much to write. We’re enjoying life aboard and have really only missed one week on the boat since launch and that was because the roofers were back to fix some of what they did last year. We typically spend weekdays on the boat and then go home … Continue reading