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Adventures of a Wandering Loon
Adventures of a Wandering Loon

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Having crossed the 49th parallel north and docking overnight at the marina in Nipigon (49° 00.630’ N), we sailed for nearby Red Rock, Ontario. Red Rock is a tiny village with an 80-slip marina—courtesy of the provincial government of Ontario. It is also…
Live from the Rock
Live from the Rock
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My sister recently commented that Dan and I live a glamorous life. Yes, there are moments – quite a few actually. But there are also times where it helps to have a sailor’s attitude and be willing to change course when plans go out the window. “You cannot…
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GaviidaeSails was publicly launched in May of 2015. Can’t say it was ready – it was still very much a work in progress. But Dan thought it was good to go and shared the site on his LinkedIn account. Not exactly a “planned” launch! Now after working with…
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Mother Nature blessed us with a beautiful sunset as we motored north from Sault Ste. Marie towards Batchawana Bay on the eastern shore of Lake Superior.   July 13, 2018 Underway on Lake Superior 46°42.981’N 84°35.973’W
Sunset on Lake Superior
Sunset on Lake Superior
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Sometimes you do things just because you can. There is no logic, no monetary reward – just the satisfaction of saying “we did that”. Crossing the 49th parallel was one of those silly bucket list items for us – but it had to be done via the water. What is…
Crossing the 49th
Crossing the 49th
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Big winds and heavy rain made for a long night in the Portage Canal of the Keweenaw peninsula.
Thunderbolts & Lightning
Thunderbolts & Lightning
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The Canadian Shore I have frequently described the North Channel area of Lake Huron as wilderness sailing dotted with a few quirky towns. For the Canadian side of Lake Superior, I would describe it as extreme wilderness sailing accented with “colorful…
Colorful Locals
Colorful Locals
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Roving Mail Service For the past few years during the sailing season, our friends Mark and Jeanne have made the trek to wherever we are to bring us our mail. This goes far beyond the “Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers…
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Yesterday we set out from Cheboygan, Michigan for Drummond Island—some 30 nautical miles across the western reaches of Lake Huron. After a lovely sail in 15-20 knot winds with a port reach, we dropped anchor in a broad cove deep into Whitney Bay. Homes…
Loon Chorus
Loon Chorus
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We are approaching mid-June and Gaviidae is still inside waiting impatiently for us to finish our various boat projects. The Loon is ready to jump in the water, yesterday. She really does not care about the finishing touches that are not quite done yet,…
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