Day 25 l’Anse de l’Orignal/Baie de Ha! Ha! 49 nm today 623 nm to date

Off today in sunshine and calm seas and by calm I mean glass like. The rule of thumb is to leave about an hour or so after low tide. The window is bigger but that’s the optimum. After some current dancing it settled in our favour.

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Bye bye Tadoussac
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Ramble On enjoying a visit by the RCMP

Saw a few whales including a 30’ (Minkie?) we had to alter course to avoid. At various times seal heads popped up to see what the fuss was about. Just after 10am Ramble On got pulled over by an RCMP patrol boat. We slowed down but feigned that we didn’t know them. ? However, they then pulled us over, too. They took lots of pictures of us and the boat as they arrived. They asked to see the boat’s papers and my Pleasure Craft card. Handed the papers over and then went to get my card. Whoopsie — still on the mantle at home! When I looked it was not on my checklist. The officers, who were very friendly, didn’t seemed too bothered but suggested I have Tarja take a photo of the card and send to me. They said that more than likely we’ll get stopped again. These officers operate out of Québec City from a “mother ship” all the way into the Gulf of St Lawrence. It may be them we see again.

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A ship anchorage or graveyard ??

About 5:30 our two boats were rather banging together due the swell from the north. We decided to move a few miles to a more sheltered anchorage around the corner, Baie de Ha! Ha!, and not raft together. Both anchorages quite beautiful but then we’ve come to expect that.

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Cliffs in our first anchorage

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