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.”
Todays plan was a long passage (64.8 nm). We were leaving Canso, Nova Scotia, which is the furthest East we will be travelling on this adventure and heading to Liscombe Lodge which is up the Liscomb River. (Yes the lodge is spelled with an ‘e’ but the river and town are not)
This morning we decided we’d stay put. The winds were forecast to be high and we really needed to provision a bit since we think the next few ports are small and may not have grocery stores handy.
Roger and Chris (aboard Miss Utah) had offered for us to follow them in their wake today (which would flatten out the seas) and also offered to let Kylie join them on their boat to limit the seasickness but we declined the offer… but oh how tempting. I’m afraid if we’d have let Kylie onboard their boat we might not have gotten her back. I’m sure she’d have charmed her way into living with them. Continue reading “Captains Log – July 22, 2016. Charlottetown: A Day in Photos”
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.
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!!!”
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)