Sunday, August 2, 2009

Cruisin' - Day 3: U.S. South Shore, Wilson

Each of the yacht clubs here is distinct from the other. Tuscarora has renovated facilities & a fabulous new kitchen; Wilson has the charm of a Muskoka cottage and a huge screened in porch; Island has a wonderful swimming pool. It's not hard to find something new to see every day.

Even so, we were back at Island this morning joining Bluffers for a great breakfast buffet and asking for insights to help us to plan the route for the rest of our vacation. Go east to Rochester or west to Niagra-on-the-Lake? Very hard to decide, but right now the idea of east is very appealing. Sounds a bit less-travelled.

In the early afternoon drizzle we watched Extras, The Extra Special Series Finale, starring, directed and written by Ricky Gervais. A satirical look at chasing fame.... funny in a tragicomic way and well worth watching. The Celebrity Big Brother scenes are especially poignant.

As if on cue, when the movie ended the rain stopped and we headed over to watch the dinghy Poker Run. Dinghies and sailors dressed up like pirates, with some serious water fights. While the race was on Rob and I biked around the lakefront and the pier, ending up again at the Sunset Grill.

Sharing dinner and after-dinner drinks with Bluffers, I realize we likely won't have such good company for several weeks - but there is always the chance of coming across a fellow Bluffer in another port.

On my way home the sky is clear, I find the big and small dippers and try to see Casseopia, but I'm still unable to locate her anywhere but on a star chart. Fireflies light up the bushes at foot-level, making me feel part of the night sky for an instant.

Tomorrow we are heading east to Oak Orchard.

1 comment:

The Clever Pup said...

The weather was perfect this weekend for sailing.