Day 2 Crossing Lake Oneida & Sylvan Beach

After a 3 hour crossing of Lake Oneida, we were lucky to find a 100 foot spot on the wall for both Fortune’s Favour and Black Diamond including our 20 foot over hanging mast. It was the usual busy Sunday after at the Sylvan Beach area. We bought the kids some day passes and made sure we tried all the rides. Later a little walk through town and the local pizzeria. Picked up some Jimmy Buffet Land Shark Lager.

Click on this link to view our post from 5 years ago, when we did this leg of the canal.




Jeanneaus – Black Diamond & Fortune’s Favour.

Trevor & Eva from PCYC.

Trevor & Eva from PCYC.

We had some surprise visitors from PCYC today. Trevor and Eva, with their grandson Liam. Where ever you go, you can always find some friendly PCYC people.

Sylvan Beach, Dozens of boats anchored!

Bahamas Bound from Toronto PCYC.

This sign is on the stern of our boat, attached to the structure holding up the mast.


s/v Black Diamond

With almost 30,000 Nautical miles of experience and 1,800+ sea days and nights on the water. (1,800 sea days is like 5 years on the water, 365 days a year!) I am an RYA Skipper and ICC International Competent Captain, currently working on my RYA Yacht Master with a Commercial endorsement for a 200 ton vessel. My qualifications include; MED A2 Emergency Safety at Sea, Helicopter Rescue, Life raft deployment and use, Offshore Rescue and Fire Fighting at Sea, etc, STCW Code A-VI/1-3, Canadian Equivalent Marine First Aid and CPR/AED. I am an Open Water Certified diver and completed various CYA & Canadian Power and Sail Squadron certifications which include Power/Sailboat handling, Seamanship Sail, Piloting/charting, CYA Coastal Navigation, GPS Navigation, Extended Offshore Cruising, VHF Radio operation license and a Toronto Harbour License. I am now providing skippered charters and yacht deliveries globally, including crew positions for offshore passages. However, my specialities are the Bahamas, US East Coast, The Great Lakes, Welland Canal, Erie Canal and the Adriatic Sea, Croatia, looking to add Greece. Feel free to contact me at [email protected]

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