15 Jul Saguenay
15 July 2017
Because the last part of the trip went faster than expected, we ended up being too early at the pilot station. We decided to set all the sails and to enjoy the little bit of wind. Our guests set all the sails by themselves, with a few tips here and there from the professional crew. And it turned out to be a fantastic day!
We spotted beluga’s, Minky whales, dolphins and seals in the water and above the water: Gannets, Razorbills, Little auks, Guillemots and Cormorants. At the end of the day we had to return to the pilot station so we switched on the engine. Meanwhile we put the deck tent on so we could BBQ, sheltered from the wind (we created by going on engine).
In the morning we arrived at Port-Alfred, part of the city of Saguenay, where we will be having open ship this weekend. Just before we arrived we set the sails to show off our beautiful ship to the people standing on shore. Our pilots were impressed by the ship and they both climbed the mast to experience the view from there.
Today we are open for public visits, as the sun is already out we expect lots of people. Most of our crew had French in school, but we are not very good at it. And the dialect is so different that the French guest we have on board have a hard time understanding it. This is going to be an interesting day.