Captains Log – August 6, 2016. Yarmouth to West Port

Stardate 94200.99

Passage: Yarmouth to West Port
Air    15C
Water    67.2F
Wind    8kn S
Pressure  100.8kPa
Tide – Low 7:44        High 14:03
Light Fog
T.O.D.    Yarmouth 7:35

Our original plan was to head directly to Bar Harbour from Yarmouth, but it looks like we would have to hang out in Yarmouth for a week to get a good weather window. So on to plan B! Screenshot_20160806-181307 Continue reading “Captains Log – August 6, 2016. Yarmouth to West Port”

Co-Captains Log – August 4-5, 2016. West Head to Yarmouth.

Air Temp: 13c

Water Temp: 58.6f

Wind: 5knots SW

Departed West Head at 6:55.

August 4, 2016

We left West Head harbour just before 7am which is great as it makes the trip feel short for the kids. It was a pretty rolly passage and I think everyone was up in the cockpit once they woke up as its better if you can see the horizon.

Lighthouse when entering into Yarmouth
Lighthouse when entering into Yarmouth

We pulled into Yarmouth and tied up just after noon. It looks like they are preping for a festival this weekend.

We went for a walk uptown to see what was around and to find a store selling hard-drives (we had a storage disk that stopped working and we are running out of photo storage space).  Doug found an electronic store on google maps so we headed there. It was a mix of electronics, (old and new) collectables, movie and game rental and other random things. Continue reading “Co-Captains Log – August 4-5, 2016. West Head to Yarmouth.”

Captains Log – August 3, 2016. Shelburne to West Head (Cape Sable)

Stardate 94192.78

Shelburne, NS, Boats anchored in the mist this morning.
Shelburne, NS, Boats anchored in the mist this morning.

Passage: Shelburne – Round Bay – Daniel’s Head Beach – West Head
Air    16.3 -> 22C
Water    66.9F
Wind    4kn NE
Pressure  102kPa rising
Tide – High 9:42 @ 1.9m        Low 15:39 @ 0.4m
Light Fog
T.O.D.    Shelburne 6:56

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Co-Captains Log – August 1-2, 2016. Brooklyn Marina to Shelborne.

Air temp: 19.8c

Water:  64.7f

Wind: 3kn N

Clear

Hightide: 7:51

We decided on a fast breakfast this morning, cereal, so we could get going underway.

Ooh My! Jube Jubes in your cereal Douglas?
Ooh My! Jube Jubes in your cereal Douglas?

Captains note: Yes, all the main food groups, Red, Orange, Yellow. Continue reading “Co-Captains Log – August 1-2, 2016. Brooklyn Marina to Shelborne.”

Captains Log – July 31 2016 – Lahave to Liverpool (Brooklyn Marina)

Stardate 94184.57

Air Temp: 24.2c

Water temp: 67.2f

Wind 7km N

Clear

There’s isn’t a lot to do in Lahave, so we didn’t spend a ton of time here.

When we arrived last night we had dinner and then went for a walk to the north to see the cable ferry and what else might be around. There is the odd art gallery, but they were closed by the time we arrived.

In the morning I went for a run to Fort Point about 1.5km south of the Bakery to check out the lighthouse museum. I was never much of a history buff as a kid, but it is interesting reading about some of the rich history in the area. Some of it dating back to the 1600’s from what I have read so far.

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