Friday, 5 August 2016

Newfoundland to Nova Scotia passage

               Head lands at Ingonish 
Left at 3:00 pm and made a qiuick stop to fortify our cod supply but no luck. We saw many large Dolphins and one jumped straight up and clear on the water by five feet, quite a site.
For dinner we baked up a lasagna underway.
Sailed through the night on four hour shifts with a two hour break, so we had two crew on all the time. The winds were 8-16 on the nose again but due to the distance we motor sailed. The water warmed up somewhat after we crossed the Laurentian Channel (trench) and nobody was cold which was good. As we approached the entrance to the harbour the Katabatic winds increased to 23 knots coming off the mountains. 
We landed at South Ingonish Harbour about 7:30 and had a swim, beer, breakfast and a map, I think that is enough for a country song even without a truck. We cooked up a cod fish dinner and retired early.
There is a beutiful beach and world class golf coarse here. It is also home to the Cape Breton Highlands National Park.

                  New docks

              Stud Puffins on the loose

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