Day 2 and another windy, gusty day that was very cold with the north wind. Sailed the bulk of today up to the lock at Iroquois under just jib and stayed mostly in the 7s but hit 9.2 a few times SOG (speed over ground). Probably a knot and a half of current. John and I spelled each other off so one of us could be below warming up. The Iroquois dock had no visitors’ dock because if the high water but we had prepaid via the app Secunik (probably the worst app I’ve ever used) so we didn’t need to go ashore. Normally this lock would only drop ships/boats by a foot but with the high water it was a 3’ drop … still no biggie. The bigger 40’+ locks are coming but we will always go down which is much easier than going up.
After 10nm more we arrived at Crysler Park Marina just west of Upper Canada Village. We couldn’t raise any marina personnel either via cell or radio so we came in and took 2 slips. We were then informed that it was a dock under repair so had to move. We took turns on each other’s boats getting over and backing onto a long dock with 20+ gusting winds. Very exciting !! The people here are very nice and although remote it is a nice facility. The best thing about an “exciting” docking is you get to have a beer after.
This part of the St Lawrence wasn’t very pretty and had some ugly industrial plants.