Air temp: 16c
Water temp: 66.2f
Wind: 8km SW
Departed Liscomb at 6:15 arrive Halifax 3:53
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.
It is Buskers Festival here this weekend. Good timing right? So we walked the harbour front to check out some of the acts. The best one we saw was a contortionist. Doug was even asked to go up and help on stage, but we didn’t get pictures because he had the camera.
After a brief look around we headed back to the boat so everyone could get to bed to be ready for more fun tomorrow.
Although our particular spot is great here in Halifax (we lucked out and got the only protected dock on the waterfront) the boater facilities lack washrooms, showers, laundry and wifi. There are of course public washrooms but they are locked at night.
Therefore, this morning at 6 am they were not open. Yes, we have a head (marine word for toilet) onboard but we try not to use it very often. So, Doug and I went for walk to 1. find a washroom, (thinking a café) 2. buy some milk.
Well, we couldn’t find a cafe or convenience store that was open so we went to the Marriott hotel. We found both!!
Once back at the boat we did some picture editing, writing and made room on the cameras, then we set out to see some of the buskers.
The kids also went on a couple of the rides. Zip lining (Spencer got to go this time!), and a mini Wipe Out ride that was hilarious to watch!
We had some poutine.
We had some ice cream.
We are planning to leave tomorrow as the weather’s forecast to be good. (Also it costs too much to be in the city as there is too much to do and buy, and docking is more too. So we are blowing my budget)
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