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Trip to Vancouver via Panama Canal: Day 5, 6, 7 – Cape May NJ to Annapolis MD

We transited the Cape May Canal before 8 am. This canal is very short and very shallow. If I were bringing a sail boat south or a boat with more than 5 feet of draft I would definitely think twice about going thru this canal. We saw 4-5 feet on the depth sounder fairly regularly. […]

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Trip to Vancouver via Panama Canal: Day 4 – Newport, RI to Cape May, NJ

Took on 615 USG of fuel this morning….I didn’t ask Neil what it cost! I am still trying to calculate the range of the boat at 10 knots….we are supposed to carry 990 gallons but you never really know until you fill it all at once. Trip Map   Day 4 – June 6th Took […]

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Trip to Vancouver via Panama Canal: Day 3 – Cape Cod Canal and arriving in Newport

As we approached US waters we decided to alter course to tuck inside Cape Cod due to an approaching weather system. Our new course took us within a mile of the northern tip of the cape where we were treated by a huge pod of 10-15 humpback whales feeding on herring.

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Trip to Vancouver via Panama Canal: Day 2 – Crossing Bay of Fundy

Woke up this morning to guess what? More fog!

It was too bad that we were so socked in by the fog because it would have been nice for Neil and Ruby to see more of the coastline but it is the time of year for fog in Nova Scotia.

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Trip to Vancouver via Panama Canal: Day 1

First of all, let me apologize for not getting around to this sooner. It was initially my intention to post to this blog while we were underway. However this did not happen for several reasons, the first of which was that I severely injured my left knee three days before we left Halifax. I fell […]

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