Friday, July 27, 2012

Alexandria Bay to Gananoque, Ontario

We departed at 10:30 for our 23 mile cruise west to Gananoque, Ontario.  Nice marina and town which we are told is the gateway to the Thousand Islands in Canada.  We also need to clear customs/immigration there.  We arrived at noon and backed in to our slip.  I left the crew on board per Canada Law and  found the phone to call immigration.   They asked who was on board but more importantly did we have any weapons, tobacco or alcohol.  No to the first two and yes to alcohol.  We ended up paying duty on 17 bottles of wine and two cases of beer in excess of the allowance.  Duty was  $50 paid by Visa.
 I am breaking Ian in on crew duties, here he is becoming a "cableman" in training.  Some marinas have cable TV, not many, but when they do we plug in via this cable.

1000 Islands Link
 Even the fireplugs are cute in Gananoque.
 The pictures do not do the beauty justice.  It is magnificent scenery.
 A park in Ganoque
 View from the marina slip looking out to the wave barrier and the islands in the distance.
Private boat house on one of the islands we passed.

One of the nice shops in Gananoque

 Check this Debbie a land yacht for rent for our next adventure.

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