Passage under the foresail to Matane

After 55-miles passage under the foresail from Rimouski, we anchored at sunset in the sheltered bay at Matane. The wind was good, just following our course, so we did up to 8knots on the only foresail! Having a center cockpit with a high hull on the SV Oceanolog showed the advantages of this design in breezy weather, we haven’t got wet yet!

Pointe-au-Père Lighthouse and Onondaga submarine
Fishing boat fights against the waves
Marking buoy at the wreck of the cruise ship “Empress of Ireland”, which tragically sank in 1914, claiming more than a thousand lives.
Iryna is keeping the wheel steady navigating under the foresail
Following our course west wind helps to sail only with the foresail.
A village on the shore – windmills are coming up!
Waves and sun
Sunset with calming waves.
Looking for the anchoring spot with the big ferry approaching the port
CTD cast on the Matane anchorage at low tide

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