wind 17kn E
pressure 101.3 kPa
It’s super windy today, so we will hang out in St. Anne-des-monts for another day. There’s an ‘Exlploremer’ mini ocean exploration centre right next to the marina. The tide will be out mid morning as well, so the kids can go check out the tide pools again. Continue reading “Captains Log – July 6 2016”
This morning we got up early again but it was still sort of windy so we didn’t rush to untie. I cooked ham and eggs for breakfast, and took Mini for a quick walk. Then we headed out in a light drizzle and a slight wind (which by 8am had slowed to an easy 6-7 knots)
We wanted to get an early start so we rose early and once the coffee was brewed and put into travel mugs, and the breakfast dishes stowed, we untied.
It was an uneventful passage, until the winds/waves picked up just before we arrived at Matane, QC at 12:44pm.
While planning this trip, I had read that many marinas in the east only have 15 amp service (normal house hold plug) as opposed to 30 amp service (which is a different shaped plug, it’s what we normally see at marinas). Anticipating this, we had purchased a converter. Matane is the first stop we have used it. To ensure we don’t trip a breaker Doug suggests I don’t run the coffee maker and burners at the same time. We also won’t run the heat, so I hope it doesn’t get cold tonight. Continue reading “Co-Captains Log – July 4 2016”
On Canada Day we added a ‘Whitby, ON’ sticker to the boat, just under our boat name SpontaneoUs.
We have owned the boat for almost 4 years but I’ve been reluctant to add a “home” port. Doing so feels like… growing roots. I don’t like roots. I joke that I must have been a gypsy in my previous life. I cringe at the idea of living in the same house for, well, forever. Continue reading “Home Is Where my Heart is!”
When the weather is poor, we stay put. So that’s what we have been up to the past couple of days. The weather is bad, so we are in the city of Rimouski, QC which turns out to be a good thing as there is lots to do here.