Im currently planning the first leg of our seabatical year. At first I wanted to motor down the richelieu river and to the Hudson to reach the ICW going south for next winter. Since the Can $ is dropping alot recently we decided to head East from Québec and to cruise the Gulf of St-lawrence for the first part of our trip.
This is a rundown of our itineray so far, I would like to have your opinion or if any of you went that way if you could give us tips.
07-24-2015 Québec to Cap à l'aigle (Marina)
Distance : 64.1 NM
Estimated time : 10hrs
07-25-2015 Cap-à-l'aigle to Ile-du-pot-à-la-vie (Anchorage)
Distance : 22.5 NM
Estimated time : 4hrs30
07-26-2015 Ile-du-pot-à-la-vie to Parc du Bic (Anchorage)
Distance : 47.7 NM
E.T : 9hrs
Note : plan to spend 1 full day there to explore and leave the next.
07-28-2015 Parc du Bic to Rimouski (Marina)
Distance : 19.2 NM
E.T : 4hrs
Note : A stop to visit friends in town
08-15-2015 Souris to Port Hawkebury (Marina)
Distance : 58 NM
E.T : 10hrs30
So this is it what we plan for our first leg of the trip. From there we hope to continu south to Halifax and then cross the Gulf of Maine early September for the second leg of our trip along the US East Coast.
I was wondering how many days should I allow for weather delays ?
We will be 2 inexperience cruiser, I have been sailing for many years but only daysails and weekenders. From Shippagan to Magdalen 24hr sail will be a milestone for me.