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Re: Review of my season on Georgian Bay

Next leg was to Colpoy Bay on the East side of the Bruce Peninsula. This is North West of Thornbury and another 20 to 30 miles. As stated the winds are usually North West, so I figured we would have to motor it. I was right. the winds shifted back to the Northwest. Rainy, low clouds, pretty miserable. It's amazing how the lack of sun can put a damper on the whole mood of sailing. I lived my early life in a rainy place, rain is normally like comfort food for me, but not when on the water. Another first was hooking up the auto pilot and actually using it. Its an ancient belt driven thing that came with the boat. Surprise, surprise, I figured out how to put it together, it worked, and it made a big difference to our comfort this leg.
Our anchorage was half way down Colpoy Bay. Kidd bay off White Cloud Island to be exact. Good secure anchorage with a nice view of some of the Bruce Paninsula's rock formations. One other boat there, a Niagara 35.
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