“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed

by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do.

So throw off the bowlines.

Sail away from the safe harbour.

Catch the trade winds in your sails.




~ Mark Twain

We have spent several hours sailing each day, as much as 8 hours some days, since R.E.D.’s launch,

testing news skills each outing.

Now it’s time for us to leave our ‘safe harbour’.

Our lake is large enough, offering lots of interesting places to investigate.

We have sailed a few nautical miles east and a few west but an overnight anchoring is something we haven’t tried yet so with a superb weather forecast for the next several days we plan to throw off the bow lines, explore, discover.

Provisioning is something I am going to have to work on.

So far, if we needed something we could hop in the car and find things for meals and boat supplies in nearby shops. I’ll post something on that later to let you know if we were successful in that regard. I tend to think we have over-supplied but will see. Priority for François: enough wine, scotch, rum and beer and a baguette for his saucisson & cheese and all will be just fine.

(ah the French!)

Also coming up will be a post on our fishing attempts. The lake has several varieties of fish in abundance (pike, sturgeon, trout to name a few) and with the ‘fish finder’ on our GPS it should be a fun treasure hunt. Fishing rods and licenses ready and a Rapala fish knife should we be lucky. If my provisioning isn’t adequate we may have to hook something or starve…but then there will always be enough wine, scotch, rum and beer for the saucisson , cheese and baguette…

So off to bed to be ready for an early start for our next adventure.

Bonne nuit!

Good night all!