Lock 7/8 Wall, Oswego, NY to Bath, Ontario, Canada
|Kayaks locked thru yesterday|
|Firestorm & Sea Quest leaving Oswego this morning|
|The cut in the break water we go thru to Lake Ontario|
|Lab Partners heading out to Lake Ontario|
Photo courtesy Laurie on Firestorm
|Light house at the break water|
Next up was to turn into the marina by the end of the lock for a pump out. Our two friends and buddy boats for the crossing were at the marina ready to go. Pump out down and off we go ... Firestorm, Sea Quest and us.
|Firestorm with dark skys beyond|
So far, the seas are as forecast with 1 footers to start and decreasing to 0. The seas were a bit "confused" to start; we bounced around a tad. Now, the lake is like wavey glass. We were in and out of dark clouds and bright sunshine all day. A couple showers passed over us and once or twice once we docked.
|Dark sky ahead|
|then bright sunshine|
Lake Ontario is DEEP .....
We are not far from crossing into Canadian waters. You do not have to report to Canada while traveling. BUT, once you anchor or tie or up to a dock, i.e. touch Canadian soil, you must report. The procedure is to hoist a yellow quarantine flag, then the Captain goes to shore to call into a special phone number to call into for
|Quarantine flag hoisted|
under dark skys
Canadian Customs. We have preregistered with our passport ID numbers and Cally's rabies cert number. Rip then gets a clearance number and the OK to proceed and we, Cally and I as well as Rip, are free to move about the country. Which means Cally gets to go potty!
There are specific phone check in points with designated by Canadian Customs. Rip, along with buddy boat Firestorm, picked a marina as close and quick to get to as they could find that has the designation.
Meanwhile, there are scattered showers or thundershowers on radar we are watching. So far, so good. We knew we crossed into Canada by our chart plotter. So ... the yellow flag goes up.
|so nice of Verizon to notify us we were in Canada|
|Radar to the left shows rain showers|
to the right shows a magenta line between the US and Canada
we are getting close to crossing into Canada
Verizon, decided to let us know we were now in Canada, too
We entered Prince Edward Bay, passed Prince Edward Island and turned starboard, right, towards our marina destination.
|Prince Edward Island|
Check in is next, hoisting the Canadian courtesy flag and having lunch. Well, potty time for Cally when we are cleared.
|Our view tonight|
|the water is so clear; plant life grows up to the top of the water|
this is really weird to see, as compared to the Chesapeake Bay
or the rivers & sounds around NC