We arrived at the Clayton Municipal Dock
around 10:00 this morning,
greeted by the harbour master who helped us tie up.
With continued battery challenges
we chose to pay for an overnight stay with electricity.
($1.25/foot with all the amenities)
But even without needing power it would have been a shame to miss this place.
These two ospreys had some fresh meat
they were enjoying at the harbour entrance.
All day long beautiful boats entered and exited…
…the Fair Jeanne,
a training vessel out of Ottawa, Canada.
..and this wooden classic.
Francois fell in love a few times today…
…first with Anita…
…then with Stella,
a 1956, 35 foot Owen that was up for auction with no reserve,
very similar to the 42 foot Owen
he and his family used to cruise on.
Stella had seen better days though, so we passed.
We toured the 102 foot river boat
La Duchesse (pictured right),
built by George Boldt of Boldt Castle fame
She has been sunk and revived twice,
and her reviving continues,
and although she shows her age…
…the rich times of her era are ever-present…
All this boat touring gave us a mighty thirst
so we headed across the street to
and a brew.
Our choice: Channel Marker IPA
and their wood oven Margherita Pizza.
We returned to R.E.D.
and poured an early evening cocktail….