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Final details of the trip

Well here is a wrap up of the trip. Total time away was 83 days living on board. Wonderful! 70 nights in marinas and 13 nights in anchorages. Total mileage was 1838 nautical miles or 3404 km’s. Total fuel was … Continue reading

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Brockville to Hamilton the return

I left Brockville and did a few long days to get to Whitby to meet the crew member for the last leg home. I left early in the morning and motor sailed all day through the Thousand Islands till I … Continue reading

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Montreal to Brockville on the return

My friend Fred came to join me in Montreal to help me with the locks on the return. We did two locks and stayed the night at the Royal St. Lawrence. This is such a great place. A lot of … Continue reading

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Quebec City to Montreal on the return

  Finally back in Quebec city again. I arrived here after a short hop over from Bacchus YC on the island down the river. Just stayed there one day to go and get a haircut and fuel up for the … Continue reading

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Club Nautique on L’lle d’Orleans Island Quebec

After the three day run from Rimouski, Tadoussac, and Cap A A’laige, I ended up staying at the Bacchus Yacht club for a few days. Just completing 140NM I needed some down time. This was the home of the two … Continue reading

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Tadoussac to Quebec the return trip

This was an interesting part of the trip. It’s about the best way I can describe it. We left Tadoussac in nice weather with relatively calm seas with a reasonable forecast, 10 to 15kts on the nose. Well it turned … Continue reading

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Tadoussac Quebec

Well I’m back in Tadoussac. On the way up I stopped here but did not get a chance to blog about it. Now that I’m at the dock here I will try and catch up. I’m doing this with the … Continue reading

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Boats

In Rimouski there is a fair bit of boat traffic. This is one of the last places on the St. Lawrence that has a good wharf and access to trucking for shipping goods north and to remote outposts. There are … Continue reading

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Rocking at the dock

Yesterday we had 40 knots or 80 km / hr winds at the dock! All the sail boats were rocking and lines had to be checked. The power boats were not as affected since they essentially have a flatter bottom … Continue reading

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Rimouski to Forestville ferry

 For something to do I took the ferry that runs from Rimouski here to Forestville on the north shore. It’s a two hour ride that this fast catamaran makes at 45km / hour. It can carry 30 vehicles and 175 … Continue reading

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