September 1st and 2nd – Summerside to Souris

02 Sep

This is a picture of our boat taken by Donna McCarthy in Summerside.


We finally, finally got to leave Summerside on Monday. The wind warning had disappeared so we were happy to get going! We left early – around 6:30 and the sea was calm for most of the day. Of course, the fog rolled in for a few hours but we always had some visibility. Dennis turned on the radar, just to be on the safe side, and discovered that it didn’t work. He had crossed some wires (or something) when he had been working on the light for the top of the mast a few weeks ago. Luckily, he managed to fix the radar quite quickly.

There were quite a few lobster or (crab pots – we’re not sure) along the way, so we had to keep our eyes peeled. Unfortunately, we caught a line and dragged a trap for a bit. We went around in a circle, trying to lose it – hopefully it had only caught the keel and not the propellor! It fell off when we went in reverse. Whew! Dennis was not looking forward to diving down on the prop and cutting the line.

We carried on and made it in to Wood Islands at around 4:00 – just in time to meet up with David and Joy who were very nice to us and bought us dinner at Crabby’s. The lobster rolls and chowder were both excellent!

We left early again this morning and had some fog but also had some visibility so it wasn’t very worrisome. The weather forecast was not in our favour though and the entire area had another wind warning but we were ok. At around 9:30, Dennis just left his post to go make some coffee and I looked over on my port side and spotted a HUGE whale! It was very close and was about the length of our boat and travelling at the same speed. It surfaced twice, just long enough for me to see and then it was gone. Pretty cool though!

We got into Souris at 1:00 and enjoyed talking to Debbie. We felt like we were home! The marina had a couple of adventures over the summer and it was good to get caught up on the news. We also saw Dale (from Tranquilium) and had him over for supper.

The boat is coming out of the water tomorrow at 1:00 so if you want to see it, just watch on the harbour cam.

Here are a few pictures. The one on the left is of our view in the fog. The top right picture is of the information building at Wood Islands and the bottom picture is the Dutch Runner, seriously leaning in the Souris Harbour.


Photo 80

So, we had a lot of fun this summer and would like to finish off our adventure with a little video that we made this morning. Enjoy! Stay tuned though for another new adventure!


Posted by on September 2, 2014 in Sailing in the Northumberland Strait


4 responses to “September 1st and 2nd – Summerside to Souris

  1. Velma

    September 2, 2014 at 8:18 pm

    What? No ‘Bud the Spud’ or ‘Margo’s got the Cargo’ for PEI? Enjoyed the entertainment!

  2. glen & jo :)

    September 3, 2014 at 12:25 pm

    Great job editing, Jane! Next stop, the Stockey Centre….Hurry home, the crowds are gathering!
    xo jo & glen
    PS Does Dennis get re$idual$ for his movie role??

  3. Wezie

    September 8, 2014 at 7:40 am

    Fabulous concert!!! I kept trying to throw my unmentionables up on the stage but they kept hitting the monitor and falling back on my lap. (That’s not inappropriate, is it?) I’ve thoroughly enjoyed sharing your summer. Farewell for a spell, Split Crow. Welcome home Jane and Dennis.

  4. Paulette LaBrash

    September 8, 2014 at 7:56 pm

    So glad that you enjoyed your sail boating this summer and took the time to share it with us! My meager attempts at scrapbooking some of our trips, seem inadequate when I read your blogs and watch your video!

    I never had a chance to wish you a Happy Retirement Jane!

    Paulette LaBrash


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