Mike Evan, creator of the Gone Sailing DVDs is sailing Down East again and blogging about it here.
Our first break from the 25 to 30 degree temperatureswe’ve enjoyed since arriving in Nova Scotia. We depart under a rainy sky and motor 6 miles over across Mahone Bay to Chester. The Chester Yacht Club provide us with a mooring, as we dodge race boatsparticipating in a weekend event. There is a beautiful fleet of classic Bluenose sloops as well as other mixed vessels racing. Dinner at the”Rope Locker”, just a 5 minute dinghy ride away is superb, Jayne and I both have fresh halibut and dad tries the seafood pasta, lobster, scallops, mussels and fish, a litre of Annapolis wine to wash it down. We’re just about to start making our own version on board Phantasia, it’s 1830, time for a beer.
Next stop Lunenberg.