Thirty Days

Canada Travelling
September 10, 2018

Thirty days. Hard to conceive how much time that actually is… One major holiday, one major sunburn. Several wind burns. Heat waves where we plunged into frigid water to cool down, and days so cold even full offshore gear didn’t help keep us warm. 14 marinas. 3 mechanical failures. One Coast Guard tow. One weekend visit from a friend. Lots of bagels, coffee, and hot chocolate. 2 firework displays. A few markets, a few more marine stores. Lots of crappy wifi connections. 4 loads of laundry. Many good meals made in the tiniest kitchen we’ve ever had. A few rain storms, and an abundance of sunsets and sunrises. Hundreds of photographs. Anxiety and peacefulness. Learning curves and afternoon naps. E-books and ABBA therapy… It’s been quite the month.



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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