The sailing in the Bay of Quinte is usually superb. The winds are brisk and waves nearly nonexistent.  This is by far our favorite sailing grounds.

We set off from Bath to Picton along Aldolfus Reach with the winds ‘on our nose’ (blowing right straight toward us.) This is not usually a problem because we can sail a zigzag pattern and still get to where we are going……..

except when the wind blows so hard that it will take us forever to reach our destination.  Can you guess?  Of course we started  the engine. We had plenty of excuses.  We were tired, we wanted to get where we were going before dark and others snagged the docks we wanted.  So we were delivering the boat…but then again the boat was delivering us.