Welcome to the Adventures of Ninkasi, our virtual diary of our home away from home. This site has been created so our friends and family can follow along on our trips and see what we’ve been up to. If you purposely came to this site or just stumbled upon this site then have a look around, follow the stories and feel free to send us an email or sign our guest book.
Although we’ve been boating for a number of years the story is going to start when we acquired the original Ninkasi, an Edel 820. Why then, well mainly because that is when we started boating on a more consistent basis and my memory isn’t what it used to be (see the definition of Ninkasi).
We are currently based out of Hindson Marine, in Penetanguishene on Georgian Bay in central Ontario and are thus forced to enjoy our boating on a seasonal basis. Depending on the amount of snow and how long it takes to melt we usually get around to the unwrapping process sometime in April, with the end of season coming late in October.
For the perceptive ones out there you’ll have noticed I mentioned the original Ninkasi, that’s because as of the fall of 2008 we’ve moved up to the “new” Ninkasi, a Pearson 39-2. We were more than happy with the original and actually didn’t have any plans to move up for a few years, but things fell into place, the planets aligned, fish fell from the sky (well this last one might not have happened) and a number of friends didn’t do anything to talk us out of it (especially Dave).
Most of our adventures and time is spent visiting Beausoliel Island, the largest island in Canada’s smallest National Park. It’s only a 2 hour trip from our marina and it has most of everything we are looking for such as nice beaches, hiking, wildlife, firewood, ice, mosquitoes and great swimming. Since you can only get there by boat, most of the time (not including long weekends) it doesn’t get too busy, at least not by cottage country standards. Check out the Chart.
So check out our site, enjoy yourself and come back from time to time to see what we’ve been up to. I’ll try to keep things up to date, (of course this will mainly be in the summer months) but if you see me falling behind on the job feel free to let me know. I’ll gladly curse you out loud and myself for falling behind.