We have officially boated to another country. As soon as our anchor dropped we contacted the Canadian authorities and told them we were here. After some Q & A they gave us a number to stick on the boat to show we were welcomed. It's a good feeling.
The trip here was lovely. First we left our anchorage and scooted across the channel to the town of Alexandria Bay. We needed a few supplies for another couple of days on the hook. Beer, to be exact. Like everywhere else, most of the docks were either under water or at the water line (which makes docking an issue, since you can't put fenders down to protect the boat -- there's nothing there to bounce off of). The only dock that we could use was the gas dock, which we hated to do since we didn't need gas.
|Boats starting to gather for the fireworks over the castle.|
By nightfall there were nearly 200.
We're told it's been as many as 500.
That's when I set the NEBO, which is why the map starts at a marina. We'd been on the hook just outside Boldt Castle for the last 2 days.
The only adventure we had was on the Canadian side, right by the bridge. CRAZY currents rip through there. I swear I felt like I was managing white rapids.
Here's some pics of Boldt Castle, which was a lovely place to spend an afternoon.
|The children's playhouse|
|Still too much water.|
|You can just see 2 bowling allies.|
They are still renovating the place.
|The servants' entrance|
|Castle and some grounds|
|The boat house, inaccessible due to the high water.|
|If you'd lived here, this is your view.|
|The power house, again, not tourable due|
to the water. Both power and water for the
island came from here.