Co-Captains Log – June 29, 2016. Chicoutimi to Tadoussac.

Air Temp:  16c

Water Temp: 65.4f

Wind: 4km E

Overcast, scattered showers, fog developed throughout the day

This morning we left Chicoutimi at 10:30 (after Doug returned the Rental Car).

The seas were calm and if not for the overcast, rainy day the cruise back toward the St Lawrence would have been perfect.  Yes, the sun and I have a connection, being, I LOVE THE SUN, so when I can’t see or feel her rays, my mood is definitely affected.  My other love, Douglas, was quick to point out to me that any day on-board, regardless of the weather, is better then the sunniest day on land working.  (Funny, my brother Kevin said almost the same thing earlier in the trip.) Continue reading “Co-Captains Log – June 29, 2016. Chicoutimi to Tadoussac.”

Captains Fog – June 29 2016

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air 16C
water 65.4F
wind 4km E
overcast, scattered showers, fog developed throughout the day
pressure 101kPa rising
Distance traveled 72 NM

Departed Chicoutimi YC @ 10:30

Is it groundhog day again? I’ve been waiting for Bill Murray to show up at the end of the dock one of these times. After two weeks we find ourselves heading back to Tadoussac for a fourth night. Continue reading “Captains Fog – June 29 2016”

Trip Home

Tuesday morning Douglas went for his run to a car rental place and came back to the marina to collect the kids and I. We had a 9.5 hr drive ahead to get Ryanna back to Port Perry for her Grade Eight Grad Trip. (We pre-promised we’d bring her back for it).

So, with the boat safe, we headed out.

Doug drove most of the way, but I took the wheel for a while when Doug was getting heavy eyed and needed a nap. Well, heavy eyed until I took the wheel of course, then like every time I drive, he becomes super aware of my driving skills, which apparently are a tad stressful to him as I don’t think he slept at all. He kept telling me to stay in my lane, announcing an upcoming merge and asking if I was falling asleep. I think he prefers my Boat Driving skills.  I like driving the boat more too. Continue reading “Trip Home”

Captains Log – June 28 2016. Saying Goodbyes…

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Kids saying their goodbyes, and ‘How to become rich in one easy step…’


Well today was a super exciting day for me. We made the trek back to our home on the water after a week in Ontario. I was up by 6am to go for a run and then had the car packed for a 7:30 departure. Continue reading “Captains Log – June 28 2016. Saying Goodbyes…”

Captains Log – June 20 2016

Stardate 94071.77

air 32C
water 16C
wind 24km SW
partly cloudy
pressure 101 kPa steady
Distance traveled 23 NM in 4 hours

Spence and I went out for an early morning ride along the beach with the long boards today. We’ve got the GoPro mounted to his helmet for SpencerCam. It’s only 7:30 am and already 28C – a good day to be on the water.20160620_074656 Continue reading “Captains Log – June 20 2016”

Co-Captains Log – June 19, 2016

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Air Temp: 14c

Water Temp: 56.3f

Wind: calm in am, forcast higher later in day

Depart Tadoussac at 7:15 am heading for Rimouski

Well, we woke up early and after we checked the weather (i.e wind) we determined we’d head out again as winds weren’t forecast to be too bad till later today.  Problem was, it wasn’t the recommended time to leave Tadoussac based on tides.  We decided that to fight the current a bit was worth it to miss the wind.

So, let’s just say the tidal impact was more then we expected.  Holy cow.  The waves went from dead calm to, 4-5 foot waves within a couple hundred feet at the mouth of the river. We bounced around for a second, or two, then decided to turn around.

On to plan ‘B’.
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Co-Captains Log – June 18, 2016

Stardate: 94066.3

Air: 13c

Water: 55.9 f

Wind: 7 km W

Clear skies

Left Tadoussac at 9:32 am

This morning after Doug and I went for a walk around the point just off the Tadoussac Marina, we checked the weather for the 20th time.  Yep, it was still calling for winds that would increase through the day, up to 15 knots by 5pm.

Doug and I on Boardwalk at Tadoussac Marina
Doug and I on Boardwalk at Tadoussac Marina

We had originally planned to cruise east to Rimouski, QC, however this trip would take us a good 8 hours and there are really no marinas between the two towns for us to stop at if the weather got too uncomfortable.

Therefore, as we prefer to error on the side of safety, we decided to do a short cruise across the river, backtracking a bit to Riviere du Loup.  Our reasoning was we intend to get Ryanna home for Grade 8 grad and all the festivities so we needed a town with things like buses, trains or rental cars. Continue reading “Co-Captains Log – June 18, 2016”

What I Do On The Boat. By Ryanna

Well, I do the same thing I did at my house. Not much. I’m not one to do many things in general and being on a boat isn’t gonna change that.

What I do with a lot of time is sleep. I guess I don’t sleep 24/7 so I’m gonna have to tell you what I do with the other hours of my day.

One thing I do on my spare time is read books. At the moment I don’t really have any on the go because I just finished a story and now my mom is reading it to everyone else so I need to wait for them to finish to trade it in for a new book at a marina. The book was called The Law of Nines by the way, and it was quite cool. We found an unedited version which means the author could have changed some things before the final version. Something weird that happened was after reading the book my aunt -who has never read the book- finished a drawing of ten trees… But I couldn’t figure out which one needed to be removed. [ That won’t make sense unless you read the book. >:) ] Continue reading “What I Do On The Boat. By Ryanna”

Captains Log – June 17 2016

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My 7km run through the wilderness to have tea with Madonna.

air 10C
water 15C
wind 2km W
pressure 101.4 kPa steady
Distance traveled 30.5 NM   Location Baie Eternite

As I was running through the woods of the Appalachian mountains out in the middle of nowhere at 6 am on my way to have tea with Madonna, I realized that it had been way too long since I was out in the wilderness like this. It took me 48 minutes to trek the 3.5 km with 1100’ of elevation change,

Spontaneous is the little spec at the end of the dock on the right hand side.

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