A Canadian Bayfield 36, two full time sailors/explorers and Puddles, our seafaring chocolate lab.

27 June 2013 | Dartmouth Yacht Club
09 January 2013 | Hong Kong
07 January 2013 | Dartmouth, ns
15 December 2012 | Home in Dartmouth
13 October 2012
17 September 2012 | Halifax Harbour and abouts
15 September 2012 | Dartmouth, Nova Scotia
12 September 2012 | DYC
29 August 2012
27 August 2012 | In the bilge of Karma
17 August 2012 | DYC
15 August 2012
10 August 2012
06 August 2012
03 August 2012
12 July 2012
08 July 2012

starting to move aboard

12 September 2012 | DYC
sunny and warm
La date de notre départ approche rapidement. Donc nous avons commencé à aménager notre voilier avec nos affaires personnelles. La première priorité a été notre cuisine; les chaudrons, la vaiselle, ustensiles de cuisine,... et beaucoup de sacs ziplocs. La deuxième priorité fut la salle de bain, j'ai une grande quantité de crème solaire :-) elle ne manque que notre trousse de premier soins et de papier de toilettes. Mon plan pour demain est de commencer à apporter des provisions alimentaires, de mettre les coussins du sofa à babord, et de nettoyer les deux chambres.

The goal is to bring some supplies and our stuff aboard everyday so that I (Nancy) can put them away bit by bit without being overwhelm.

Nous plannifions de vivre sur notre voilier à partir de dimanche (oui dans 4 jours!).

Good news! Allan has successfully tested the radio, the radar, the chart plotter, AIS and the various instruments (wind speed, boat speed, wind direction...). He has been working very hard.
Vessel Name: Karma IV
Vessel Make/Model: 1988 Bayfield 36
Hailing Port: Halifax, Nova Scotia
Crew: Allan & Nancy
Allan and Nancy are both retired military folks who wanted to travel beyond the confines of the resorts and the canned vacations. A week in paradise was no longer going to be enough, what was enough were the long cold winters, too few daylight hours and the hibernation from living all year round.... [...]
In late summer of 2009, Nancy and I had the opportunity to visit Newfoundland on the Atlantic east coast quickly followed by a marathon drive around Vancouver Island on the Pacific west coast of Canada. These two trips made us realize that joining the convoys of RV's, campers and cars just wasn't [...]

Who: Allan & Nancy
Port: Halifax, Nova Scotia