The day we had eagerly awaited had arrived – after a remarkable 2.5 months of navigating the St.Lawrence River, Gulf of St.Lawrence, Lake Brass d’Or, the Atlantic Ocean, covering an impressive 1.5 thousand miles, and weathering the storms that tested our sails and patience, we find ourselves at the long-awaited finish line of the first leg of our journey. Along this incredible voyage, we’ve encountered torn sails and broken engine parts, forged unforgettable friendships, and been spellbound by the breathtaking sights that unfolded before us. We’ve meticulously conducted over 50 CTD casts, unravelling the physics and chemistry of the depths below.
Now, on the horizon, awaits a well-deserved respite at the Dartmouth Yacht Club, where we’ll reunite with cherished friends and colleagues. It’s here that we’ll prepare our trusty yacht for the next leg of our adventure – a voyage along the eastern coast, bound for the sun-soaked Bahamas and the enchanting Caribbean islands. Along this path, we’ll explore the mystical Gulf Stream, unlocking its secrets and furthering our mission of Sail for Science.
As we embark on this next chapter, we do so with hearts full of anticipation and a profound love for the art of sailing and science. More Sail for Science, more discoveries, and boundless joy lie ahead, reminding us that the journey itself is as rewarding as the destination. Stay tuned!