Co-Captains Log – July 24, 2016. Ballentynes Cove to Arichat with an Impromptu Tour!

Air temp:  19c

Water temp:  67.1f

Wind:  7 km W

Clear sky

Depart Ballantynes Cove at 8:25 am, arrive Arichat at 6:14 pm

Have you ever had a day that you look back on and think…” Wow, the universe works in mysterious ways”?

I’ve always believed that some people are placed in our path and become part of our life for a reason. Either we need them to fill a part of our soul or to help guide us, to inspire us or to help us through a difficult time in our life. Or they need us in their life to do the same. Maybe in some cases it’s as simple as we are meant to be together: as friends, or lovers, or even parent/child. Continue reading “Co-Captains Log – July 24, 2016. Ballentynes Cove to Arichat with an Impromptu Tour!”

Co-Captains Log – July 11 2016. Whale of a Day!!!

Air Temp: 12C at 6:19 am, warmed to 28C (yippee)

Water 62.7F

Wind 11kn NW (forcast to reduce)

Pressure 101.4 kPa falling

Sunny

High tide 07:21am

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.

Cutest little critters ever.
Cutest little critters ever.

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!!!”

Co-Captains Log – July 10 2016. Gaspe Marina, Fete du Nautisme

When we checked in to the marina last night we were told that they were hosting a Party today.  “Fete du Nautisme”.  There will be a Cruise Tour into the Bay of Gaspe, water skiing, a BBQ, sailing on little catamarans and live music.

We awoke to an overcast and raining day.

We joined the tour boat for a cruise of Gaspe which we found funny considering we had covered this same ground the day before in our own boat.  The trip took us out to the Common Seal colony on the North Shore.  They are pretty cute…and very curious.  They came out all around the boat to see what was happening onboard. Continue reading “Co-Captains Log – July 10 2016. Gaspe Marina, Fete du Nautisme”