Days 28 & 29 Overnight to Ste-Anne-des-Mont 94 nm today 733 nm to date

Spent the morning straightening up the boat and getting the blog up to date. Left Rimouski mid afternoon and made a point of crossing the wreck site of the Empress of Ireland to have a moment of reflection.

Shared watches hour on hour off until 11pm when we changed to two hours on two off. The winds were good except they were almost aft but at such an angle that one couldn’t go wing-in-wing w/o going off course however the jib wouldn’t fill on the required course. After doing reasonably well gave up on the jib but with the wind down gave up and motored until the early hours when we went back to just main. About midnight an inbound freighter called us on the radio by boat name to say he was slowing his speed so we could get past his track. Pretty decent of him! The power of AIS (ship/boat identification with name, position, speed, direction, type of vessel, etc.).

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Old docks but long piece we are on ok

We arrived about 7am and chose a long dock to tie to. Then waited for the marina to open so we could confirm our dock and, of course, pay. Having completed that it was coffee making time followed by showers. For lunch we went to a recommended pub-style place, Pub Chez Bass, and enjoyed a good lunch. More shopping (hardware and grocery) and then back to the boats. Big not before I misjudged the sidewalk edge and severely cut my thumb and shin. sigh

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Lots of driftwood sculptures including this, “White Flag”. Of course, the wind destroyed the white flag at the top long ago.
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Handsome church and very recognizable from the water

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