When we departed White Point in northern Cape Breton we were headed to Codroy, Nfld. We thought the weather sounded great, 15 to 20 knots of nice southwesterly wind. But we’re learning (the hard way) that Environment Canada is a little too conservative for their wind reports to be practical. We got up at 3:30 am, and were off by 4 am for the 75 nautical mile crossing. With only 5 knots of wind, and big rolling seas coming east from the St. Lawrence and west from the Atlantic, we were going nowhere fast. By 11 am we were only 20 miles into our trip. After some hemming-and-hawing we made our decision to head for Port-Aux-Basques, a closer destination on the south coast. (more…)
WELCOME! The following map illustrates our sailing plans for June to October, 2014. We hope you will follow our posts as we make our way around the Canadian Maritimes over the summer and Maine in the early fall.
Travel plans for summer 2014. Depending on timing and how things are going the most northern part of the trip has a couple options. We plan to go strait from Vineyard Haven, on Martha’s Vineyard, MA, to Lunenburg, NS. After that we will hop the coast into the Bras D’or Lakes, NS, exit to the north and cross the Cabot Strait to Newfoundland. We will travel up the west coast to Gros Morne National Park and assess the situation from there. We plan to try to go to the Iles-de-la-Madeleine, QC on our way south. We will go through the Canso Canal and hop the coast back down to the Yarmouth area. Across the Bay of Fundy we hope to meet with friends and family in northern Maine then continue home to Martha’s Vineyard by mid October.