The Bay of Quinte

10 Jun

I am determined to blog about the journey today…not the destination (although, I have to admit, the destination is looking phenomenal – but disregard that! You’ll just have to wait until tomorrow’s blog to hear about where we are).

So, let me tell you about the day…
…it was very chilly when the sun decided to wake us – which was just after 5 am. Chilly as in 7 degrees c (or 45 degrees f for my friendly Yanks). But that’s okay, because the winds were calm and the sky was a beautiful blue. So, we set off for what we considered to be a looooong day of cruising (all of 71 miles/114 kilometers). Given that Bushranger likes to poke along at just over 7 miles per hours, that meant we could enjoy a good 10 hours of motoring.

What’s so nice about having a trawler for a boat is that as you move from point A to point B, you bring your ‘home’ with you. Which is very good in some ways (you don’t have to pack and unpack), but bad in others (you DO need to clean the toilets every once in a while (you nautical folks out there, don’t be shakin’ your finger at me for calling it a toilet. As far as I’m concerned, a ‘head’ is where you put your hat, a toilet is where you put ‘other things’…)).

Anyway, this 10 hour stretch was a lovely opportunity to do a bit of scrubbing, and even take a little nap. As Boyd and I shared a latte and cinnamon roll, it occurred to me — yep, this trawlering (that’s not a real word, but you get my drift) is pretty good.

Today, Bushranger transited the Bay of Quinte, a very lush and green section of the world….

…nice, huh?

15 Responses to “The Bay of Quinte”

  1. Christine Sutcliffe June 10, 2016 at 22:01 #

    Hey — what happened to spot? I loved tracking you on that!

    • MrsB June 11, 2016 at 14:01 #

      Chris, Spot is being a pain in the butte. Boyd has promised to look into it, but I’m not sure how high up on his list the Spot falls.

    • MrsB June 11, 2016 at 22:21 #

      I think we’ve fixed spot. In fact, you should now be getting it twice — you lucky girl!

      • Christine Sutcliffe June 12, 2016 at 09:58 #

        YAY! You’re in the middle of the river!

      • MrsB June 12, 2016 at 10:19 #

        actually, we’re way at the end of the dock, sitting waiting for the winds to die down…

      • Christine Sutcliffe June 12, 2016 at 10:40 #

        We’re in Herndon…quite windy here, too. And really hot, which is saying a lot for what we’ve gotten used to!

      • MrsB June 13, 2016 at 07:43 #

        what are you doing up in Herndon?

      • Christine Sutcliffe June 13, 2016 at 10:51 #

        We went to a wedding in Springfield Friday evening and we’re visiting friends here and there. And Nordstrom’s is calling my name, so we’ll be in Crystal City tomorrow, That calls for a stop at Bolling, too, to stock up on Philosophy products. That’s the only PX I’ve found that carries that brand,

        It seems a little unusual to not find Bushranger at one of our stops! Wed did such a fine job of following you last year,

      • MrsB June 13, 2016 at 16:03 #

        that’s very true…you guys supplied us with some of our BEST photos!

      • Christine Sutcliffe June 12, 2016 at 10:42 #

        P.S. The link on the blog is working, too. Means I don’t have to find your reply every time I want to peek!

      • MrsB June 13, 2016 at 07:43 #


  2. jdepodwin June 10, 2016 at 23:21 #

    The water looks so vibrantly blue!

    • MrsB June 11, 2016 at 14:01 #

      it’s truly beautiful…

  3. Heather June 11, 2016 at 04:38 #


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