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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Snow Squalls and Weather Windows: A Week in Shelburne

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One Hundred Days

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The Incredibly Memorable Road Trip Weekend with Ben & John

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Fall in Halifax

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Blue Eden

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Pier 21, The Bluenose II, and Exploring Halifax

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The Passage to Halifax

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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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Escuminac, Again

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Divine to Distress to Difficulty: Breaking Rules Two and Four

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Quai de Shippagan

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Saints and Herons – Finally saying adieu to Québec

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Anchors, Dinghys, and Smoke on the Water

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Fuel and Friendship

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One Foot Seas, My Ass

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Thirty Days

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Short Swells and Engine Drama

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The Magical Land of Whales and Sunsets

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Breaking Rule Number Two

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An Unexpected Week in Quebec City

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High Winds and Tide Tables

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Longueuil, Montreal, and the UPS Screw-Up

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Bienvenue à Québec

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Locks, Lines, and Border Crossings

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Canada Day Heat Wave and a Defunct Fridge

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Kingston, Sleep, and Life Onboard.

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41 Hours To Kingston

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Setting Sail with a Send-off

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Preparations

Countdown to Launch

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The Wisdom of Hugh Laurie

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A Very Long Winter

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This Must Be Thursday

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The Seven Month Separation

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A Long Time Coming

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The “Three Hour Tour”

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The Little Engine That Couldn’t

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A Flying Boat With No Engine

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In Search of A Polar Bear

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October 14th, 2018 :: Day 112

We had arrived in Shelburne a bit weary after beating…

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Dodging Weather: Halifax to Shelburne

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October 3rd, 2018 :: Day 101

It was time.  We’d been in Halifax getting work done…

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One Hundred Days

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Day 100 – October 2nd.

We are still alive. No one has fallen overboard. We haven’t…

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The Incredibly Memorable Road Trip Weekend with Ben & John

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December 29, 2018

September 28: Day 96

When Ben and John contacted me a few weeks back to let…

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Fall in Halifax

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September 21st :: Day 89

Hard to believe it’s the fall equinox and we have reached…

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Blue Eden

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September 20th :: Day 88

Had a wonderful day today with Colleen and Paul: our lovely…

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Pier 21, The Bluenose II, and Exploring Halifax

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December 27, 2018

September 15th: Day 83

John and I decided to get out of the marina and head…

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The Passage to Halifax

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December 27, 2018

September 7, 2018 – Day 75.

Our last stretch along the Canso Causeway brought us out…

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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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