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