04 August 2017
01 August 2017 | Tanners Pass
01 August 2017
31 July 2017
30 July 2017 | Indian Harbour
31 July 2016
04 June 2016
28 May 2016
23 May 2016
22 May 2016
18 May 2016 | Great Sale Cay
17 May 2016 | Foxtown
16 May 2016
13 May 2016 | Man O War Cay
10 May 2016

Into the Foggy Abyss

04 August 2017
Heading home after a few days in Mahone bay. Planning on spending one more night then I have to go back to work.

Spent last night at anchor beside Oak Island. No treasure found.

Tanners pass for lunch

01 August 2017 | Tanners Pass
The boys and I left Heather at work and headed to Lunenburg. Decided a stop for lunch in tanners pass was appropriate

Lunenburg for the night

01 August 2017
Spent the night in Lunenburg as Arleigh needed to be dripped off at sea school on Wednesday. Off to Mahone bay for a couple of days before heading home.

Day at Anchor

31 July 2017
We are anchored in Indian Harbour for a couple days while Heather heads to work at Rhubarb. Drove her to work in the dingy this morning. I'm working too so the boys have had to keep themselves busy. Busy hanging themselves off the mast and over the water!

Time to get away even if its only a short time

30 July 2017 | Indian Harbour
Great weather
Well the sale of the boat fell through so we decided to celebrate by going on a short trip. Left Murphys Cove behind and headed to Indian Harbour in St. Margaret's Bay. Beautiful day for a sail and a great night to be back on the hook.

Was to long between actually going somewhere other than around home. Feels great!

Our favorite boat cat

31 July 2016
Heather and the boys had to deal with a very sad incident today. Our faithful boat cat Tilley who had been with us throughout our voyage passed away after being hit by a car.

He was such great company during our journey and always kept our spirits up. He was thrilled to experience land aft almost an entire year onboard. We enjoyed watching him discover the land and become kitten like all over again. Unfortunately with his upbringing on a boat he was not always aware of the perils of land.

We miss you Tilley and will always cherish the time we had with you.

We are Home!!! (I'm sure a lot of you knew that as its been 1 1/2 weeks)

05 June 2016 | HOME!
We decided after clearing in at Shelburne what was another 15 hours after just doing 48 hrs and departed an hour later for an overnight run to Prospect!

After the rough ride it actually calmed down and we were able to have a glassy ride through the night to home. The fog was in thicker than ever but the good old radar held up.

When I came on watch we were making too good of time!! Definitely wanted to be well rested on arrival knowing full well our family would be waiting. So we had a slow burble for the last 4 hours in, a great big bacon and eggs breakfast and a quick cleaning of the boat.

On coming through the outer islands of Prospect we were greeted by the sun coming out and the fog clearing away and our neighbours Dave and Karen bombing out in Dave's boat to welcome us home. After weaving through the rocks in the cove we tied up to our mooring with our folks waving at us frantically from the dock. The welcome wagon was certainly there. We went to my folks for lunch and then to Heathers for supper. Everyone was very happy to see us home in one piece.

It was a bittersweet ending to a great, tumultuous trip. Nice to be home but the list of things to do just to get back into the swing of things is daunting. A week and a half later we are still scrambling! Back to the hectic world.

It took us the next day to strip most of the boat and bring our stuff back into the house. That's when we realized we don't have much furniture left and will have to pick up lots!

We decided to go camping the next weekend as a lot of our friends would be there and it would get us away from the house and the hectic. It certainly did! Had a blast and can already see we will probably have more of a summer of camping than boating.

Its good to be home!!!!

Canada Ho!!!!

04 June 2016
As I type this I can see Canada, there were other ways to tell we were getting close, the fog, 11° water, wearing all of our clothes at once to stay warm!!

It was a rough slog across as the weather man was telling us a great motoring weather window... light airs... what he really should have said was its going to blow 15 knots on your face the entire time and pound your guts out he would have been much more accurate.

As you can tell we survived and are heading into Shelburne for a good rest. Probably aim for prospect tomorrow but with oncoming weather may fall short and hit somewhere closer.

Its good to be home.. well almost.
Vessel Name: Maewyn
Vessel Make/Model: Endeavour 42
Hailing Port: Prospect, NS, Canada
Crew: Gary, Heather, Arleigh and Sam
About: Gary Old enough, Heather Older, Arleigh 12 and Sam 9 dream of warmer waters. Currently living life aquatic in Prospect NS and have returned from our year on the boat. Will keep the blog going locally but hope to do another trip in the future.
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