(All Hands Hoay – Avast Ye means: All Hands on deck stop and pay attention)
The Maritimer finally made it out to sea. Yesterday, along with Lindsay & Corey (with the wee-ones) and their family from afar we took the boat out into the bay. The weather was beautiful with just a little bite to the air.
The salt air was breathtaking. There is something medicinal about the smell of salt air..however when you are seeing nature at its best it is hard not to feel relaxed and honoured to be seeing what few others ever do.
We didn’t see any wildlife, unless you count the gulls that were milling about the coastline. However, with the bowhead whale hunt going on and the boats making frequent trips between the hunting ground & the docks I’m sure the seals have learned to steer clear of the area.
One of the best part of the day was that I didn’t have to cook supper. I came out of the bedroom to see Hughie pouring a can of soup into a pot. What a husband I have. The soup was delish and I added some ham & cheese sandwiches with fresh Yellowknife tomatoes & iceberg lettuce..Yum!
I’m looking forward to spending many more afternoons out on the water, however with the upcoming deep freeze that wish may be placed on hold for the next 8/9 months.