Rainy Day Run

After a successful shopping in the marina supply store, we decided to move on in order to get to Gaspé before the night storm. The start was great – sunshine, a light breeze that promised to pick up in the afternoon, and all in all a lovely 32-mile sail. Reality put everything in its place – after an hour under sail, we found ourselves in thick fog, a headwind and a tidal current that pushed us back. We had to put down the sails and switch to motor sailing. Soon it began to rain, turning into torrential rain and accompanying us, along with fog, all the way to Gaspé. We did not see the beauties of the Forillon National Park, diligently peering into the foggy distances, we barely saw the Cap des Rosiers Lighthouse blinking at us and safely (with the help of Ais) parted our courses with the transporter of wind turbines walking towards us. We got to Gaspe Marina after 6 hours of motoring and forgetting to have lunch, but dinner was delicious!

Leaving the dock
Good bye to the Coast Guard
Good bye to the fishery fleet
Iryna set sails
Fishing vessel at work
Les Trois-Ruisseaux
Iryna’s sail work in a fog
Cap des Rosiers Lighthouse
Rocher Flowerpot
Cap Gaspe
Our third crew member – Soltik (always smiles, whatever happens)
Finally, docked in the Gaspe Marina
A Night of the Blue Moon (which we’ll not see too!)