REFUGE from the STORM
Knowing there was weather of a severe nature behind us and coming our way made our choices today so much easier. We hauled anchor in our little paradise at low tide to take advantage of the current push and headed farther west.
Thick fog at times meant using the radar although the majority of the day was cloud with sun breaking through. It was all so innocent.
A beluga breaching not more than 50 feet from us really made our day!
But then the wind picked up and the skies darkened…
In 1608 Champlain arrived here and named this place Malle Baye meaning ‘poor or bad bay’. Now called Malbaie we have to agree. This area, with today’s weather conditions and SW wind direction (squall watch, severe wind warning, thunderstorm) is not the best place to anchor.
When there aren’t even 2 seconds between lightning flash and thunder strike you know that a safe harbour is where you want to be.