What a difference a day makes…
Super winds but on our nose yesterday so we motored.
R.E.D. performed admirably in the 4′ swells,
nose-diving like a frisky dolphin into each wave.
hardly any wind but again NE
12 ° C (burrr)
but the difference today was that we were able to coordinate with the tides.
max speed (get this) 9.5 knots….
…it pays to ride with the outgoing tide
…left Portneuf at 0700hr
slack tide in Québec City was 1005hr
but we were still making 6 knots by the time we reached the city at 1100hrs
It was a sweet ride…
Past the narrows we opened our sails for a while…
…notice the water this behemoth pushes against the current….
We reached the Port of Québec Marina,
through the lock,
and were tied up at our reserved location by noon
and more than ready to begin 3 days in this beautiful historic city
…the beautiful Château Frontenac…
…our home for the next three days.