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.”
There’s isn’t a lot to do in Lahave, so we didn’t spend a ton of time here.
When we arrived last night we had dinner and then went for a walk to the north to see the cable ferry and what else might be around. There is the odd art gallery, but they were closed by the time we arrived.
In the morning I went for a run to Fort Point about 1.5km south of the Bakery to check out the lighthouse museum. I was never much of a history buff as a kid, but it is interesting reading about some of the rich history in the area. Some of it dating back to the 1600’s from what I have read so far.
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”
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)