We decided to head over to see if we could help, and at least relay messages to the CG. We were able to make one pass by them close enough to confirm that their engine had died and the CG was on the way. Their anchor was out but not holding, and to add yet another insult to injury, their windless failed and they couldn't get the anchor pulled up either. As a result they were swerving and turning wildly and we were unable to come along side without fear of doing even more damage. But just then we saw the CG come out of port to the rescue. We all have our fingers crossed that repairs will be speedy and seas smooth from here on out for Tai Chi.
|Coast Guard to the Rescue|
But there is big news in Rimouski. A few days earlier I was listening to the Coast Guard notices to mariners and heard a report of a car that sank in the approach channel to Rimouski. Wait a minute, did you say a CAR sank? In the MIDDLE of the channel? There MUST be a good story behind that! Well, indeed there is. Apparently someone forgot to set the brakes on a car on the ferry, and when it got out in rougher water, the car fell off the back of the ferry. I though that only happened in movies.
It's been interesting to see that most of the marina staff throughout Canada have been women, and Rimouski was no exception. The two gals were quick and efficient, fully bilingual, and friendly to boot. And the Marina Restaurant - what a great surprise that was. We pulled together everyone from Adirondack and Ke'Ola Kai for a delicious party-of-eight dinner which was a perfect conclusion to the day.