Michelle Kauntz
Wild Blue Yonder

Seems you've found us. I'm one half of the charming and somewhat frustrating duo that is John & Michelle. (I'm Michelle) We once had this one-day idea that we wanted to sail around the world. We made a five year plan. After ten years of talking and two years of prepping and postponing, we are finally underway. Feel free to follow us and live vicariously though our pratfalls and adventures as we take our almost-as-old-as-John Bayfield 40 Cutter Ketch out of the safety of Lake Ontario and out into the world. On a shoestring budget. With two fiercely independent people. In basically 300-ish square feet of living space and with not a heck of a lot of sailing experience (yet) ...This is going to be fun...

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Labour Day Weekend, Dad’s Wine and a Duck

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The Bridge to Pictou

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Sixty Days In

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Eleven Days of Summer(side)

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Blog Post #1PreparationsThe Story Begins Here

In Search of A Polar Bear

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Labour Day Weekend, Dad’s Wine and a Duck

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November 28, 2018

September 1st: a beautiful, cool, morning with barely any wind on a glassy, rippled body…

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The Bridge to Pictou

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October 19, 2018

August 29th, 2018 – After eleven days of being spoiled in Summerside, we found ourselves…

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Sixty Days In

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October 16, 2018

Sixty days. Things are shifting. Learning to let go of control and quite literally, going…

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Eleven Days of Summer(side)

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October 9, 2018

August 17th, 2018 – Eighteen hours on the water from our somewhat successful stopover at Escuminac…

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Escuminac, Again

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October 5, 2018

August 15, 2018 – Blue skies in front of us, weather behind.  We left Bay…

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Divine to Distress to Difficulty: Breaking Rules Two and Four

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October 3, 2018

Sunday, August 12, 2018: I had been looking forward to this for days.  If the…

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Quai de Shippagan

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September 22, 2018

August 7th, 2018: We crossed the bay to New Brunswick on a quiet, and foggy…

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Saints and Herons – Finally saying adieu to Québec

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September 22, 2018

August 4th: Needing a break and a nap after our forced concert experience, as well…

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Anchors, Dinghys, and Smoke on the Water

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September 16, 2018

August 1st, 2018: There had been several jobs that just didn’t get done before we…

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Fuel and Friendship

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September 14, 2018

We don’t have a working fuel gage on the boat.  We also have a fuel…

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