Co-Captains Log – July 28-29, 2016. Liscomb to Halifax

Air temp: 16c

Water temp: 66.2f

Wind:  8km SW

Fog

Departed Liscomb at 6:15 arrive Halifax 3:53

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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.

Entering Halifax Harbour.
Entering Halifax Harbour.
Kids posing with sculpture.
Kids posing with sculpture.
More posing
More posing

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.

Contortionist.
Contortionist.
Calk Artist working on new piece.
Artist working on new perspective piece.
3D Calk Art
3D Chalk Art
Ice cream at Sugah
Ice cream at Sugah

After a brief look around we headed back to the boat so everyone could get to bed to be ready for more fun tomorrow.

Night Exploring on the pier.
Night Exploring on the pier.
Our View Tonight
Our View Tonight

July 29

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.

Our great spot in Halifax, Bishops Landing, tucked into the corner out of the ferry wake.
Our great spot in Halifax, Bishops Landing, tucked into the corner out of the ferry wake.

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.

Playing on the 3D Chalk Art
Playing on the 3D Chalk Art

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Alexander Keith's
Alexander Keith’s

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.

A Toronto Acro Group
A Toronto Acro Group
Pogo Fre is a World Record Holder
Pogo Fred is a World Record Holder
Mama Lou, the Strong Women
Mama Lou, the Strong Women

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The Positive Brothers
The Positive Brothers

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!

Wipe Out!
Wipe Out!

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3D Chalk Art
3D Chalk Art

We had some poutine.

yum
yum

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)

The Kawartha Spirit from Peterborough. A Long Way from Home!
The Kawartha Spirit from Peterborough. A Long Way from Home!

Thanks for following!

TL

 

 

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