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.”
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”
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”
wind 24km SW
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. Continue reading “Captains Log – June 20 2016”
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.
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.
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”
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”
My 7km run through the wilderness to have tea with Madonna.
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,