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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 day.  We were kept company by a few seals and lots of sea birds, but mostly our crossing was in shades of white and grey and without event.

New Brunswick seems to be famous for…


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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 as some time cleaning up the tumultuousness that the…

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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 departed Hamilton for our adventure.  We weren’t concerned, they…

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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 tank that’s tipped at an angle in the bilge….

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One Foot Seas, My Ass

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September 14, 2018

July 25th, 2018. With fairly quiet (though possibly wet) weather forecasted for the following few days, and brand spankin’ new spare fuel and engine…

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Thirty Days

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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…

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Short Swells and Engine Drama

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September 5, 2018

July 21, 2018: The idea was to overnight to Gaspé or at least, Gaspésie.  It was, at the time, a good idea.  We had…

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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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