Caught the first lock through the St Peters Canal. As I’m solo I had to manage the boat with only a single line amidships. Luckily almost no wind so it was a pretty timid affair. Lovely sunny day and it felt good to be underway on our voyage again. BUT the swells were creating a washing machine effect and the winds were right on our nose. Partway across Chedabucto Bay (between Madame Isle and Canso) Ramble On had some engine problems and had to stop. After some inspection they were able to carry on but did so for awhile at lower rpms just to be sure. After rounding Canso we were able to motor sail and even sail w/o the engine for awhile. Lots of rolling creates tired sailors so we were happy to pull into Tor Bay just before 6pm and be protected from both the SW winds and swells.