Tuesday, June 23, 2015

On the Move Again

             Cat's-Paw IV looking good heading for the water with her new bottom paint. 

The boat is in the water, no drama putting her in thank heavens !!  Our summer plans are to head to PEI and then go in a week long race called Race the Cape which takes place in the Bra D'Or Lakes and area.  About the middle of July we will head over to Nfld and circumnavigate that province.  Barry commented that we will be among an elite group that have circumnavigated both Vancouver Island and Newfoundland in the same boat.  
We will return to Sydney and say farewell to Mark, Jen and the boys and head south.  We have to stay north of Cape Hatteras until the end of Nov. so will take some time exploring Maine, Connecticut, Rhode Island, etc.  We are thinking that Cuba may be a place to spend some time this winter but we have made no definite plans yet.  
We left Sydney, NS on Father's Day and spent Sunday night and Monday in Dingwall.  It poured all day Monday so we hunkered down aboard.  Today we hit some big winds going around Cape North at the top of Cape Breton and then motored into the wind to get to Chetticamp. We will stay here for a couple of days, big winds are predicted for tomorrow.  We hope to get to the Magdelene Islands out in   the Gulf of St. Lawrence on Thursday.  The winds look favourable at the moment.  I hope to be able to keep everyone up to date.