Barring any gales or typhoons, we are just about on track for our August 1st departure goal, which is a good thing considering we are only paid up at our marina until then. We actually went and gave our notice to the owners of Collin’s Bay Marina yesterday. They pretended to be sad that we were leaving and loaded us down with all kinds of marina swag. We are very happy that fate pointed us to Collin’s Bay as we have had many great experiences there. But alas, it’s time to move on. But where to?
Our first destination will be Oswego Marina, although we may end up stopping off at Main Duck Island on the way across the lake. We wrote about sailing to Main Duck last January but have still yet to do it (although we did sail quite close by it). The Oswego Marina is right at the beginning of the Oswego Canal System, which is also where we will have to take our mast down. We’re still not 100% clear on how we’re going to carry our mast but hopefully we can sort that out this week (it’s on the list).
Here is what I found about the marina: Yes, they have a slip that can accommodate us, at $1.50/foot (note that once we cross the border all currencies discussed will be US dollars). They charge $2.00/foot to take the mast down although we found out last night that is based on the mast length, not the boat length. Stupid tall mast! The lady I spoke to at the marina also told me that they would be able to accept the shipment of the generator that we want to order. That is good news too. I think I will put the wheels in motion and get that ordered today.
Don’t you love it when a plan comes together?