Historic Shelburne, Nova Scotia
Charlotte's Lane Restaurant, Shelburne
Farewell to Nova Scotia, the sea-bound coast,may your mountains dark and dreary]be.For when I am far away on the briny ocean tossed,Will you ever heave a sigh or a wish for me?
Fran surprised me on her 2400 to 0200 shift as she decided not to wake me and she continued on until 0400, which was a lovely treat. Through her shift, the three boats spoke regularly about the remaining distance to go before daylight and when we expected to see lobster pot floats and gradually slowed the boats down so we wouldn’t arrive too early. Sure enough, right after sunrise, the first lobster pots appeared. We were in 250 feet of water and gradually the numbers of floats increased dramatically. Soon, we could no longer use the autopilot as a straight course was impossible. It seemed to us like the “wild west of lobster fishing” making us wonder how there could be any lobsters left on the bottom. Fran woke up to quite a sight of lobster pot floats along with multiple whale and propose sightings all around us, such that Fran was afraid we'd hit one.
across Bay of Fundy
Bay of Fundy sunrise
Mount Desert Island, North East Marina
Some big yachts in NE Harbour
Recreational & lobster boats at NE Harbour
Fran's two lobsters all cooked up!
Tug'n haul out at Atlantic Boat Company
Final fairwell breakfast with Bob & Jan, Dave & Judy
This is the wrap up for the end of Season One of our Down East Circle Route Adventure. What a privilege and magnificent experience we had. We got a much deeper understanding of the history and culture of the areas we visited and their importance to the development and shaping of Canada. We learned much about cruising in salt water, coping with tides and currents and learning to anchor in tides. We enjoyed a wonderful diet of seafood this summer, both from our own galley and in local restaurants. Finally, we met the most wonderful and helpful locals. /Wherever we went, they were always curious about our trip and anxious to help us any any way they could.