London is a landlocked city in southwestern Ontario that Dave and Kathy Spencer have called home for most of their lives. Despite the absence of navigable water in London, Dave has spent most of his life sailing dinghies and runabouts thanks to a family cottage on the Trent Severn Waterway. Dave and Kathy didn’t get into the joys of cruising until 2005 when they bought a good old CS27. They got hooked while cruising from Bayfield, Ont. up to Georgian Bay’s North Channel and back several times. Since then, they have graduated to their beloved Catalina 34, Good Idea, and have moved their home port to Lion’s Head to enjoy its proximity to the North Channel and the wonderful anchorages on Georgian Bay within a couple of hours sail of Lion’s Head — perfect for a weekend getaway.
Dave and Kathy make a point of sailing to the beautiful waters of the North Channel for at least a few weeks every year. They enjoy flying the GLCC burgee from Good Idea’s starboard spreader as a calling card to meet new acquaintances in anchorages they visit. Kathy and Dave are members of the Canadian Power and Sail London Squadron. They have taken a couple of winter charters on sailboats in the British Virgin Islands and hope to sail more in the Bahamas and Caribbean in the future.
Today we introduce Dave and Kathy Spencer as newly appointed Port Captains for Lion’s Head, Ont. (GB-7). They love showing visitors all the beautiful cliffs, anchorages and hiking trails around Lion’s Head. So be sure to give them a shout should you visit the area!