44 24 N 68 12 W
After 39 days in Canada, we had to lower the Canadian flag from
the Starboard halyard today as we sailed southward and entered USA waters…..bringing
the Stars and Stripes back to its proper position on Starboard and relegating
the Canadian flag to the Port signal halyard position. I must say it was a “lump
in the throat” kind of moment for the captain as he carried out what is
normally a routine matter of changing courtesy flags. This will have been the
only time that Sea Mist will be in Canadian waters while she carries us around
And after 5 weeks of terrific weather in
Canada, we were greeted this morning with fog to bring us back the Maine…no
visibility for the 85 nm enrouter…fog horn bleating and eyes trying to provide
input for last minute dodging of the MANY Maine lobster pots. Motoring >
then motor sailing > and finally for the last couple of hours…SAILING
with lots of breeze…quite a day in the foggy blindness.
Will visit Bar Harbor once again tomorrow
while we are here; fuel up and take on a few provisions….expect to carry
on to Nantucket on Tuesday.
Southward bound for sure!!...Really
looking forward to getting into warmer water and climate…the COLD Bay
of Fundy was enough frigidity to satisfy us for the total time that has and
will make up our sailing lifetimes…..we have definitely become warm
weather aficionados over the short 4 years of this sailing life to-date.