Friday, July 5, 2019

It never fails that I will have to go up the mast at least once a year. Between rain showers, I was able to make some minor adjustments to the rigging. That was Tuesday. 

Also on Tuesday, with help of a new crew member, we comfortably put on the sails. By 1400, we departed Dobson YC for a shakedown cruise through the Big Bras d’Or channel and into the Bras d’Or Lakes.

Poor planning resulted in a bit of a rough ride through the Big Bras d’Or channel. The out flowing tidal current was being met with a significant sea coming in off the Gulf of St. Lawrence. Never fun.

Once inside the Seal Island bridge, things calmed down considerably.

 

After 2 days in the lakes, we made a much more comfortable exit, returning to Dobson YC at 1900, today.

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