Saturday, October 30, 2010


Jude and I visited the boat today.  I got the water system drained, the engine winterized and the cushions are all neatly stored at the cottage for the winter.  It was a nasty day.  Cold and windy.  The good news is....there was snow in the air.  We dropped by the ski hill for a look on the way home.

Let the sliding begin!

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Exploits Standing By on...errr...the Hard

October 3, 2010.  Oh whatta day for a sail!

Jude and I headed out ahead of the tide.  The day looked like a bust as we bobbed around in Tatamagouche Bay. We could see some wite caps beyond Malgash Point so we decided to sail out of the Sound.  It turned out to be the perfect day to sail down the back side of Malagash Point towards Jost Vineyards,something we hadn't done all summer.

We enjoyed a nice steady breeze and cruised down the coast munching on our lunch and enjoying the last few moments of our first sailing season.  We shared the water with a couple of very large seals.  We had an equally enjoyable trip back to BHYC.  The total trip was 27 nm over 6 hours and 20 minutes at an everage speed of 4 knots.  Out top speed was 6.5 knots per hour which was respectable.  An absolute perfect end to the sailing season.