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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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The Magical Land of Whales and Sunsets

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September 3, 2018

I have found the place where my camera wants to live.

July 19th, 2018 – Our trip from Cap-a-l’Aigle seemed like it was going to…

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Breaking Rule Number Two

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August 31, 2018

There are rules.  Of course there are rules.  And like all rules, they came about because of actual events that happened that we don’t…

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An Unexpected Week in Quebec City

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August 28, 2018

July 11th, 2018: John and I had earlier debated on whether to stop in Quebec City. We both hadn’t been there previously and we…

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High Winds and Tide Tables

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August 25, 2018

July 8th, 2018: 70 nautical miles covered in 9 hours: Longueuil to Trois-Rivières. We experienced some considerable chop and rolls on Lac St Pierre…

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Longueuil, Montreal, and the UPS Screw-Up

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August 25, 2018

July 6th, 2018: Our trip from Lachine to Montreal had us transiting the last two locks of the St Lawrence Seaway: Côte Ste Catherine…

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Bienvenue à Québec

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August 24, 2018

We were informed by other cruisers that there were a few words that we should know in French when travelling through Quebec.  Since my…

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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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