Air Temp: 19.5c
Water Temp: 65.4f
We departed Christmas Cove at 6 am after Mini-Wheat and I took the kayak to shore.
At 12:15 we stopped at Grand Beach and anchored in about 8 ft of water, about 100 feet from shore. The beach stretched miles and was beautiful. We all paddled to shore for the afternoon and enjoyed the surf, sun and sand.
Air Temp: 17.2c
We departed our mooring at 6:04am with our first stop planned for Port Clyde, ME.
Port Clyde reportedly has a well stocked general store with a private dock we can tie to. We need groceries (the kids feel we are starving them) and we haven’t had easy access to a grocery store since Shelburne, NS.
The general store in Port Clyde wasn’t as fully stocked as I had hoped and it was expensive. Therefore we grabbed a few things for tonight and then looked around the town for a bit. It’s very touristy here and there are apparently a lot of artists in the area.
We untied and were on our way back through the crab pot maze! The docks we were tied to last night were the noisiest, clangy, bangy docks I’ve ever been on. Overall, I’d never stay here again. It just didn’t seem worth the dollars, but Bar Harbor was nice and I’m glad we stopped to check it out.
Air Temp: 15c
Water Temp: 60.9f
Wind: 4 km NW
Departed Seal Cove at 3:38am
This morning it was still dark out when we untied from the fishing boat we were rafted to. We wanted the tidal currents in our favour, therefore we wanted to leave just after high tide so we could run with the current all the way out. So…. 3am it is.
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.
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.”
Today is our longest passage yet. 103 nautical miles. In the Fog. Again!
We were up and ready to cast off at 6:15am. We ran fast (20-22knots) for about 2.5 hours today to shorten the trip time a bit. We were still on the water for over 9 hours. Thats Long!!!
We saw some seals early in the passage then at 11:25 we pulled a foil “get well” balloon from the water, but otherwise, it was pretty uneventful. The fog finally lifted at about 11am.
We arrived at the Bishops Landing wharf on the Halifax Waterfront at 3:53pm. After a brief confusion finding our slip – they had our boat name as Acadia (my cell phone signal was crappy when I called to reserve) – we got tied up, cleaned up and then headed out for dinner at a little Italian restaurant called A Mano, which was right at the waterfront. It was delicious. Continue reading “Co-Captains Log – July 28-29, 2016. Liscomb to Halifax”