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Tuesday, June 6, 2023

Kingston to Saugerties, anchor

Since Hannah and David have to work during weekdays, we planned on some small hops in the morning to get somewhere new, anchor, then they can work while we do whatever. Then we'd all go for beer. Or something.

We got underway right around 7:30 this morning. It took us 30 minutes just to get out of the anchorage, then about 90 minutes against a 2 knot current to get 10 miles north. The trip was uneventful, but the weather, while calm, was overcast and dreary. Fires in Canada were wreaking havoc on the air here.

David picked a secluded section of river so we rafted, nose to stern, and settled in.

Cute downtown of Kingston.
I wanted to do a load of laundry and go for a walk. Given we'd been on anchor for 2 nights, didn't get much of a solar boost from overcast skies (Canada is on FIRE!), and only traveled for 2 hours, our house batteries were low on power. So, Russ charged up the generator...


Got a text from High Tide asking if there
was still space. Plenty!
6 hours later, we finally were pulling some power, and only about half of what normally do. First it wouldn't turn on, then it would but wouldn't charge, and then, and then, and then. Russ, the poor guy, spent a ton of time tracking issue after issue. We couldn't even recall when we ran the gennie last, but it has never been a problem. Now it seems it is.

I didn't want to do laundry until I knew we had power; the washer does use a bit. Nor did we get to go for a walk.

Boating. It's always something.

Huge fire in Ontario. Huge low off the east coast pushing air
south. We've had air alerts for days, even while we were in NYC.

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