My goodness, it was cold this morning. Mike was up at 05:30 and started the portable heater and got the coffee going. Our first thoughts were of our beautiful daughter, Rebecca who turns 28 today. Happy Birthday to you across the pond, Perky Bird! Hope we can face time today. XO
When we weighed anchor this morning at 06:35, it was 10 C out in our enclosure this morning. I had to wear my heavy coat, gloves and even my Armani toque that Grammie Pat gave me this summer when we were there. Thanks, I knew it would come in handy!
It was so cold that for a long time, I didn’t even snap any photos. Finally the enclosure that Mike calls our “little cocoon” warmed up.
We had the jib out a bit today and the current was working in our favour for quite awhile. One of the highlights today was seeing dolphins playing in the water. Once when I was snapping photos, I was surprised to see one swimming right beside the boat. So surprised that I couldn’t snap it fast enough.
On the other side of the canal we see what looks like old abandoned military vehicles that could have been used in training exercises we guessed. Right along here the Captain asked Amazing Grace if the marker they just passed was out of position. He replied no as he passed it on the wrong side and was quickly aground. He shouldn’t feel bad as about an hour later someone else ran aground. We heard chatter on the radio that it was marking a lost tank.
The manager told us about a pizza place close by that delivers so we ordered in for the night. Got to Facetime Becca for her birthday and some others. Planned our route for tomorrow and uploaded another blog. It was a long day and this time change sure makes one tired. Bright early mornings but dark early nights.
Today we travelled 54.5 nm.