Goodbye to Canada...a bit of an emotional day for the Captain

Sea Mist > Sold to New Owners July 2016
John and Cheryl Ellsworth
Sun 13 Sep 2009 21:56

44 24 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 the globe.


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.