Thawing out.

This year we decided to visit our families in New Brunswick. Looking forward to home cooking from Maman’s kitchen sharing a drink with friends.

Our bags were packed with warm clothing and our hearts were filled with love and anticipation so see our loved ones.  The day of our departure it was raining and +8 C in Vancouver. The cab driver taking us to the airport commented on how chilly it was and he was sick of the rain. We informed this cab driver that it was -17 C in New Brunswick.  He had no idea where New Brunswick was and in my opinion was not interested to learn about this great country of ours. I asked him where he was from and he told me Bangalore.  My mate France, who can be quite clever  informed him that everyone in New Brunswick knows where Bangalore is located.

Up on our arrival at the YQM air port the sun was out but it was -17 C with a wind chill factor of -23 C! Can you imagine!  It got as low as -33 C!!!

We made it over to the Northumberland straight and walked the Aboiteaux beach in Cap Pele. No boats at the Point du chene warf and nothing sailing on the water. All boats are on dry dock waiting for April thaw. Deserted marinas and fishermen’s warf, deserted beaches and sand bars. A lonely time for a life guard or a sailor.

France met a Woman captain who owns a 63 foot fishing boat that she converted to a live aboard cottage at the Magdalene Islands.  Next post will tell you the tale of Solange and her Boat FROLIC!

So glad to be back in Granville Island and looking forward to getting to work on the Boat with Fred.

Happy New years to all and sail safe.

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