Sunday, October 23, 2005

The masts are down

I stopped by the marina yesterday and took the masts down in preparation for the haulout on Monday. It was raining so I didn't get to do a proper fold on the sails. That will have to wait until a dry day.
One interesting thing happened yesterday that got me thinking about another aspect of the cruise. I made contact via the 'net with a woman who owns land, including an island, along the Trent-Severn waterway in Canada. She invited me to stop and tie up at her island while I'm traveling the Trent. I plan on taking her up on it.
What this calls to mind is the idea that one of the greatest pleasures in taking a trip like this is the people you meet along the way. I'm thinking that it would be great if there are other people who live along the path of the Circle cruise who would contact me before I set out. This way, each place that I visit, I'll already know someone there, someone with local knowledge of what's worth doing and seeing. Each stop along the way would be like coming home, and seeing something new at the same time. What a great way to travel!

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