26 Jul Île-Bonaventure-et-du-Rocher-Percé National Park
Île-Bonaventure-et-du-Rocher-Percé National Park
26 July 2017
Despite the chronic lack of wind we had a great day again. It started with a group of Minke whales around the ship right after breakfast. Then we analyzed the forecast and came to the conclusion that we are not lucky with the wind. So if we can’t sail we have to make a plan B.
We set sail for Percé to admire the pierced rock (Rocher-Percé). It is one of the world’s largest natural arches located in water. When we were almost there one of our guests came with the idea to arrange lobsters for everyone from a friend. Not much later a boat came by to deliver lobster for everyone. Dinner was arranged!
Then we went to visit a gannet colony at l’Île-Bonaventure. We saw lots of birds: gannets, razorbills, guillemots, cormorants etc.
We sailed toward the Canso Canal, we are not the only ship that is sailing this route, with many other ships around us there is enough to see along the way. We even spot fins, tails, and fountains of whales around us.
And then it was time for the lobster feast. On the bar there was a small axe to crack the claws and then tear and break to get to the nice meat. With fresh baked bread and a salad on the side it was amazing!
But you can imagine there was a huge mess after the pulling, cracking and tearing, so after dinner we pulled out an army of buckets, soap and cloths to clean the whole saloon from top to bottom.
Meanwhile we got a message from the ‘Peter Von Danzig’ who had engine problems. We adjusted our course to help them out. Just before dark we reached them and luckily they were on their way again after a few liters of lubricant. We are in for a quiet night and look forward to what tomorrow will bring.