Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Newfoundland

So this week I am up in Newfoundland visiting family and seeing my new boat for the first time! Every thing is perfect and read to go. I am very excited! I have taken a ton of pictures just need to get them into my computer. Last week Fri-Sun was spent with Alan the previous owner going over everything in detail and learning all of Chanty's tricks and quirks. Monday we put her in the water. Rolland and I sailed her the next two days from Hodges Cove to Quidi Vidi (where Chanty will be staying for the next few months until I come back to take her home to the US). Monday was great sailing, we sailed just about the entire day. Tuesday...it was cold, way too windy and it snowed, not to mention we had run out of alcohol for the heater half way there. We arrived in St. John's, at around 4pm and waited until high tide to go to Quidi Vidi through "The Gut". When we got home we ate and slept and regained our warmth and head back out at 10pm to make it through. Now I am rafted up to Precipice getting things into place for when I come next.

2 comments:

Jennifer said...

Very exciting! Are you ready to be on the move again?

Byron Stephen said...

Wonderful to meet you Rachael - you added warmth and brightness to
Newfoundland! Chanty is a really good little ship.

Steve (sorry, no blog... yet)