Kingston – A Reunion to Remember

My sister Dorothy and her husband Paul have lived in Kingston for many years. Visits there have been few and far between. When my sisters Linda who lives in Summerland and Kathleen in Victoria talked about a visit to Kingston I was on board. So, at the end of May this year we flew east. The four of us have not spent much time together over the years. We had a blast. And, my camera got a real workout.

Dorothy and Paul were wonderful hosts. The highlight (one of many) was an overnight sail on their 42 foot sailboat.

 

After loading up ….

 

We headed out of the Kingston Yacht Club, past the ‘Big House’ (the Kingston Penitentiary) and out onto Lake Ontario.

 With the sails set…

 And the Captain at the helm…

We settled down to a comfortable sail..

 

Jack Tar, the real captain was right at home.

 

After anchoring in a quiet bay, we enjoyed a tasty  barbeque .. and a bit of wine.

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Overnight, the weather changed. Rain and squalls forced us to sail home into the wind.  A slow trip with many tacks but lots of fun anyway. Dorothy took the helm for awhile as Paul looked after the sails and gear…

 

Linda took her turn at the helm to guide us into port…

Jack Tar was unsettled by the cracking of the sails is held securely by Kathleen….

 

 

Docking in the rain, we unloaded and headed home to prepare for dinner at the yacht club.

Stay tuned for my next post in which I’ll publish images from the street and from Fort Henry.

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