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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 on our leg out of Prince Edward Island and towards Nova Scotia.

Passing under the Confederation Bridge that connects PEI to the mainland gave us a…


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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 the boat. I’m not sure that we even fall into third place in that contest. Convenience is rare and precious and we have a different…


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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 overnight with bumpy, metre-ish high swell. It wasn’t the most comfortable ride and John had to overshoot our original charted turn by about three hours…


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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 bit of trepidation, as if we were returning to the scene of the crime.

If you don’t succeed at first…

We arrived as the…


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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 situation to experience one of nature’s incredible wonders in a spectacular fashion.  I couldn’t imagine a better place to be than on an overnight passage,…


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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…

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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