Left Rimouski at around 08:30 with two other boats, Old Hand and Slinge ‘N. Wind quickly turned foul and waves were building to 3 and 4 feet. Very unconfortable. Decided to stop at Pointe aux Cinelles for the wind to turn. Slinge’N had engine trouble and had to anchor under sail!
Well we had lunch at anchor and everyone decided to head for Matane around 16:00, about 30 nm away. Should have been a 5 hour or less sail if the weather held. Unfortunately the wind turned again and we were battling 5 – 6 foot seas. Well be arrived around 21:30. The entrance to the small craft harbour was a bit tricky getting into and we were now abeam of the waves. Very roley. Once in the entrance things smoothed out but the entrance to the yacht club was just before a bridge and I turned too soon. AGROUND again x&%^@!! OH well, within 15 minutes the tide had us up and floating again. Old Hand found the docks and advised us to go farther east. Great….we got in and tied to the dock around 22:30. What a long day.
One of the many churches along the shore. South shore St. Lawrence river.
Today we travelled 48.6 nm.