After a very feisty day at anchor (yes, even in a secure bay it can get really rough), we planned our retreat from Tadoussac. First a stop at the marina for gas and to replenish our water supply. $10 gave us 3 hours of service (electricity and all the marina had to offer) and Sean, the dock master’s tips of the day: grocery store delivers free of charge and there is a fresh market within walking distance. Best find, eggs that won’t need refrigeration and so much fresh produce.
We left Tadoussace Harbour at the end of high tide…
Past the rippled currents of the Saguenay River…
Saguenay meets Saint Lawrence
…into the mix of water densities between the fresh water of the Saguenay and the salty Saint Lawrence.
With fair weather forecast and favourable winds our target anchorage for the day was back to Anse aux Basques. We feel so fortunate sailing along and seeing all the whale sitings.
At anchor I let loose my best whale watching music…
Whales in Motion
We bathed in a fresh 13 ° C water and we honestly can’t remember when we haven’t had to sail in tuques and polar fleece and when our cabin has been this warm and dry.
The time we’ve spent on the Saguenay River has been an amazing experience. So much beauty! The magesty of the fijords is awe inspiring. I’ve run out of superlatives to describe it. Cliffs 1000 feet high, at times matching the water depth below, A place that was once covered with 3-4 kilometres of ice,
We were most of the time alone with our little R.E.D. seeing sites only visible from the water. The following images are just a fraction of the beautiful markings on the wall faces, left by the passing of thousands of seasons. Nature’s very own graffiti.
Here we are still trying our best to catch a fish…any fish would do really.
My Catch of a Lifetime
…so François fished while we sailed with a sweat soft wind at our back.
Anchorage today was Baie Éternité.
It was a bit of a challenge finding the perfect spot to drop the anchor because of the extreme water depth so close to the rock face combined with rising and lowering tides. But Captain, as always, found a secure place to stop.
R.E.D. at Rest
His choice comment of the day: ‘R.E.D. resting between Les Boules. Nothing could make me happier’. (you can refer to yesterday’s post for an explanation of Les Boules)
Catch of the Day
…and the catch of the day came from a can (of Salmon),some fresh provisions and of course bread from Tadoussac. Tomorrow we try again.
(recipe for my easy boat chowder here)