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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 along Chedabucto Bay and gave us the option of taking a “short cut” through Andrew Passage to get to the east side of Nova Scotia… and finally, the openness of the Atlantic Ocean.

Andrew Passage is…


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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 of water. Like travelling on liquid silver. The swells…

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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 dodging lobster traps once again through the Northumberland Strait…

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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 with the tide. The weather is boss, followed by…

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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 to Prince Edward Island.

The first nine hours were done…

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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 du Vin for our return to Escuminac with a…

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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 weather was right, we would be in an ideal…

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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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