Monthly Archive: March 2017

Mar 29

Shang Du and the Yacht Basin – by Franci

If asked what the average day for us is like, there really isn’t just one answer. The ‘average day’ changes for each different location. At the islands the ‘average day’ usually involves a scuba dive, or a snorkel at the least. Sailing (for me) usually involves putting out the fishing line and –if the weather …

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Mar 27

New York – by Marike

Yellow. Grey. Glass windows. Leaves. Wind. Stone. Scarves. Lights. These are the things that come to mind when I think of New York. I also think of cold splashing water, pumping up our dilapidated dinghy (JJ), and the grey Hudson river. Shang Du was anchored more than a mile upriver of the 79th street yacht …

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Mar 25

First impressions of New York – by the Mom

It was rainy. And windy. Wet. Cold. Not comfortable in the cockpit at all. We couldn’t keep the wind and rain out with the usual flaps – all of them had to be folded away as it was too dangerous to impede the view. Even though it was so uncomfortable up top, I couldn’t stay …

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Mar 25

Lunenburg – by Franci

The crossing from Cape Bretton to Lunenburg was not a nice one. It was only for about four days, but having the wind right against us made it very uncomfortable. The Bradore Lakes in Cape Bretton had been so flat it was almost like sailing on land, so we had to get used to the …

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Mar 23

Margaree Valley – by Karin (the mom)

For me, Margaree Valley is the heart of Cape Breton Island. Our first introduction to the Valley, was the Margaree Beach. It seemed to take forever to reach it from Baddeck, but the scenery was awesome and the company great. As one of the last activities we could fit in with the Knechtle family before …

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Mar 04

The McCormacks – Marike

The McCormacks The MacCormack familiy is the pastoral family of the Baptist church in Baddeck. We didn’t meet them until after the Knechtles had left. To tell the truth, we only met them on the third Sunday we spent in Cape Breton Island. On our second Sunday we still had our hired car and could …

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