waiting for a part
02 August 2012 | Cap-a-L'Aigle
Meet up with Harry and Moira (who is driving us to the train station)
to depart from Bellville and a train ride to Quebec City. We arrive about 10 PM.
Arrived back on board with Harry and all is secure, we will provision the boat tomorrow and will head out 2 hours before high tide demanding a 3 am departure. We must make the 70 nm leg to La Malbaie because all sheltered bays dry at low tide.
The sky started getting lighter at 4 am and we are now into favorable currents. Huge freighters pass us as we move at 9 knots over the bottom.
The Charlevoix region of Quebec has stunning scenery with steep hillsides and miles of untouched wilderness.
Our first hiccup! The oil cooler is leaking salt water but we are able to reach Cap a L’Aigle as plann’ed
. After an unsuccessful attempt to repair the old cooler we have ordered a replacement part from Westerbeke which has keep us here for a couple of days. There is an 18-foot tide but we are secured to a floating dock, the fog rolls in and out as the warm air temperature is cut by the cooling effect of the deep cold water. Whales are just around the corner and if the part