Sunday, July 30, 2017
Maid of the Meadows
Even though I carried the tide with me yesterday, there was a very uncomfortable headwind that was so bad, it had me hand steering for some of the way because my autopilot couldn't cope. My face has so much sun and wind damage at the moment and combined with the fact that the tide doesn't change until 4pm with still more headwinds, I think I will have a day of rest. My plan is to get up early tomorrow at 5am and catch the tide 20 miles north to the Hop-O-Nose marina where I will have my mast un-stepped. The bridges along the Erie canal only have a clearance of 19 feet so I will have to drop my mast this side and have it raised again before I get to Georgian Bay in Lake Huron.