Our crossing over to PEI was a bit rolly, but with the waves coming from behind (following seas) it was not uncomfortable. If we had we been traveling the other direction, we would have stayed put. As the waves come up behind, they cause the boat to do a rock/shift left/ rock/ shift right type of motion. These type of conditions requires the pilot to keep adjusting (compensating) for the rolls constantly. Continue reading “Captains log – July 19 2016 Bouctouche to Summerside, Lobsterfest.”
Depart Escuminac at 8:04 am, arrived Bouctouche at 2:30
When we woke up I got the coffee ready and turned it on, then Doug and I climbed up the wharf ladder to ground level and took Mini-Wheat for a walk, and to look at the memorial sculpture on the far side of the wharf. The statue was to commemorate those lost during a 1959 hurricane which was the worst New Brunswick had experienced in 100 years. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/1959_Escuminac_disaster
We pulled out of Chandler, QC at 8:20 am with fair winds and our crossing of the Bay of Chaleur was perfectly smooth. We had thought, hoped, that when we were in the middle of the bay we may be 100% out of the view of land but that wasn’t the case.
What a beautiful morning to be on the water. We left Gaspe in a light breeze and returned to the bay. Weird… we hardly saw any whales or water spouts going through the bay compared to yesterday’s abundance of them. I wonder where they all are? I wonder why so many were there yesterday. I like to believe they came out yesterday just to see us.
Our trip to Anse a Beaufils was a nice smooth passage. We passed by Petite Saint Pierre which has a rock which looks like an Indian head if viewed from the correct angle. (Thanks Wayne for telling us about it) we pulled into the little bay as far as depth would allow but we couldn’t get to the angle to see the face. Continue reading “Co-Captains Log – July 12, 2016. Gaspé to Anse a Beaufils”
Time Of Departure 06:16am for a tour into the Bay of Gaspe
Today was probably one of the top 5 days in my life.* Yes, IT WAS AWESOME. I am very fortunate to have had lots of awesome days in my life. You know, wedding to my sweetheart, birth of my kids, wonderful vacations and interesting adventures over the years.
But let me tell you about today. It ranks in the top 5 too.
Doug woke me up early as the plan was to go out in our boat and explore the bay. After our tour yesterday we had a pin dropped in the map to know where to go to look for the seals, so obviously, first stop today: Seals.
We arrived at at the colony at 7am, we moved in as close as the depth would let us, about 200 ft from shore, and set the anchor. Immediately we could see some of the curious seals waking up entering the water to head over to see us. They started popping up around the boat, but none came very close. They are the cutest little critters. I love their little faces. Continue reading “Co-Captains Log – July 11 2016. Whale of a Day!!!”
When we checked in to the marina last night we were told that they were hosting a Party today. “Fete du Nautisme”. There will be a Cruise Tour into the Bay of Gaspe, water skiing, a BBQ, sailing on little catamarans and live music.