Saturday, August 10, 2019

Saturday, August 10 2019

We departed St Johns early yesterday morning and made a fast overnight sail to St. Pierre, a small island that part of an archipelago collective of France, technically called Collectivity of St. Pierre and Miquelon. While there is a bit of extra clearance and attendant formalities to stop here, the thoughts of croissants and baguettes were alluring. Hopefully communications here will not be problematic as I have locked my phone to a Canadian carrier.

It was thick a' fog on arrival this morning and there was also a flotilla of boats exiting, part of an annual Isles de Madeleine/St. Pierre regatta. Hence, navigation combined with collision avoidance was a bit of a challenge for us. The French are great racers and these sailors fell into line, likely the types that chop their toothbrushes in half to save weight while tossing unnecessary gear overboard such as fog horns and VHF radios.

We will likely be here for a night or two waiting for a weather window to cross over to Nova Scotia..

Best regards from Bill and the crew of Visions of Johanna

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