What a great trip. We went up the Cape Cod Canal over to Ptown (Province Town), hung out for the night and met the crazy man at the fuel dock the next day. That evening we started our run north to Nova Scotia. All I can say is that Carl is a trooper, he knew how worried I was about turning into a sleepless crazed bitch so he took the night time watches all by himself and I gave him the mornings to snooze. We had great weather, I think the most perfect weather we’ve ever had. Smooth sailing, even got up to 11 knots. We saw bunches of whales, dolphins and a gigantic fin that could only belong to some mutant shark.
There was no puking over the side, injuries from being on a 15 degrees angle no 24/7 baby grazing. That’s right he slept 11 hours each night and spent the day in the cockpit sleeping for 4 hours!! He rocks!
I bought some underway wall stickers for the girls. They were a huge hit but what do you do with them the other 23 hours of the day?
We gained a knot with our new code zero sail
One hand always for the boat!
Shelborne is a darling little town and everyone knew who we were before we step foot on the street. Word travels fast. We can see why many people return to this small fishing town to live.
We went into town today to find the Frenchys – the only clothing store in town. Used closed imported from the US. I had brought my camera to take some great pictures of town but in true Carly fashion I whipped out the camera and the battery was dead.
FYI never try and see a doctor in Canada if you’re not Canadian you’ll go broke, just like the US. Little wags had a rash for over a week and it was slowly taking over her tiny little body. we finally thought we better get some professional advice and thought it would be simple enough to find the local doc in a small town. Not so. The town is so small that it doesn’t have any small doctors offices. We had to go to the county hospital and enter into the ER outpatient area. We waited for about 6 hours and spent $720 to be told to take her home and give her Benadryl. I thought that if it was an allergic reaction it would go away once the source was gone but I guess not. She’s on her second dose of Benadryl today and we’ll have to make sure it doesn’t flare again, if it does we’ll have to start eliminating products. None of us has had an allergic reaction before, this is new to us all. We’ve heard if you’re foreign you should seek out a pharmacist first and they can prescribe medicines. Wish we had none that before $720 and 6 hours at the ER. Also don’t tell medical providers you’re from the States. We are now unofficially all Australians and Carl’s not allowed to speak!