Bad Weather…Hold Up in Bathurst – Day 39

Our plan was to go from Bathurst, NB to Caraquet, NB. But the weather did not cooperate. It rained and was windy most of the night. The forecast was for 15 to 25 km/h winds today with gusts to 40 and rain. That is not comfortable cruising conditions and we decided to spend another day and night in Bathurst.

The Bathurst Harbor.

The Bathurst Harbor.

At first glance I thought this was a sailboat missing her mast. I then realized that it is a bi-hull cruising yacht with two small diesel engines for power.

At first glance I thought this was a sailboat missing her mast. I then realized that it is a bi-hull cruising yacht with two small diesel engines for power.

Another view of the bi-hull or catamaran class cruising boat.

Another view of the bi-hull or catamaran class cruising boat.

A really nice guy, Paul with his 2 young sons Paul and Daniel, were at the marina working on their sailboat. Paul lent us his car for the day! What a kind and unsolicited thing for him to do. He said "we boaters need to help one another all we can." I sure agree.

A really nice guy, Paul with his 2 young sons Paul and Daniel, were at the marina working on their sailboat. Paul lent us his car for the day! What a kind and unsolicited thing for him to do. He said “We boaters need to help one another all we can.” I sure agree.

 Another friendly guy introduced himself. He said his name was Sandy and that he lived here in Bathurst. He then showed me his boat that he had extensively remodeled. It used to be a lobster fishing boat. He, his wife and their cat now live aboard during the summer months and cruise the Maritimes.

Another friendly guy introduced himself. He said his name was Sandy and that he lived here in Bathurst. He then showed me his boat that he had extensively remodeled. It used to be a lobster fishing boat. He, his wife and their cat now live aboard during the summer months and cruise the Maritimes.

As the tide was low when we got back from the city of Bathurst, this was the scene along the shore next to the harbor.

As the tide was low when we got back from the city of Bathurst, this was the scene along the shore next to the harbor.

This has got to be a real classic! The owner had wanted to fix it up and then cruise around the Maritime Provinces on her.  I was told his age caught up with him and he never finished the work needed. Sad. What a great looking unique boat!

This has got to be a real classic! The owner had wanted to fix it up and then cruise around the Maritime Provinces on her. I was told his age caught up with him and he never finished the work needed. Sad. What a great looking unique boat!

There are some very interesting boats here at the Bathurst Marina. I thought I'd share a few. this one is how it is stored for the winter...I think.

There are some very interesting boats here at the Bathurst Marina. I thought I’d share a few. this one is how it is stored for the winter…I think.

Another view of a pre shrink wrap era home made winter storage job. The owner said plastic tarps just blow off.

Another view of a pre shrink wrap era home made winter storage job. The owner said plastic tarps just blow off.

This is one of the several churches we saw in Bathurst.

This is one of the several churches we saw in Bathurst.


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Bad Weather…Hold Up in Bathurst – Day 39 — 6 Comments

  1. I so much enjoy your blog and photos of your adventure. I live in NH and have a vacation home on Sober Island, Nova Scotia which is off of Sheet Harbour. From your course, you may be cruising past. I will be up there soon and you are welcome to stop in. Safe travels!

    • Hi Doug. Thank you for your positive comments and your kind offer for us to stop by as we pass Sheet Harbour, Nova Scotia. I’ll need to look at the map to see where it is. We will be coming down from Bras d’Or Lake from Sidney past St. Peters and then along the coast to Halifax, Lunenburg and eventually to Yarmouth before we cross the Bay of Fundy to Bar Harbor. What kind of a boat do you have on Sober Island?

      iboats’ Captain,

      Bruno

      • Hi Bruno,

        Sheet Harbour is on Nova Scotia’s Eastern Shore and is about 60 miles along the coast east of Halifax. We usually bring our kayaks and a 14′ aluminum with a 18hp. We now have a 19′ I/O but haven’t towed it long distance yet so unsure about bringing it up this time.

        Doug

        • Doug, right now we are thinking of going from St. Peters to Liscomb, then the next stop is planned to be Jeddore Harbor, and then from there it’s another 45 miles to Halifax. Sheet Harbour is between Liscomb and Jeddore Harbor so I’ll have to see how things go as to whether we can stop there also.

          I’ll bet you have a lot of fun with the Kayaks and 14′ aluminum boat with 18 hp engine. We used to have a small boat like that with an Evinrude 25 and boy did we and our kids have fun with it!

          Bruno

    • Hi Tony and thanks for the best wishes. Having the chance to share our trip with others is really fun, both writing about what is happening and what we are seeing as well as taking the pictures and then sharing them too. I agree with you that being safe is a must. Best wishes to you too.

      iboats’ Captain,

      Bruno

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