- June 18 2016 - Sable Island, Nova Scotia
- What a unique place... And I didn't
- The Sable Island voyage has been amazing.
It took a full day at sea to get there, and when we did, the
surf crashing along the surf zone of the sand island made it
a bit tricky to land our Zodiacs on the beach. Over the course
of a few days, we were able to make three shore landings thankfully.
We were greeted by hundreds of seals and of course, the island's
most famous residents, the wild horses. We saw lots of them.
- The geography there is so odd. It's
just a thin strip of sand about 26 miles long and a mile wide.
There's no trees, and no other land mammals other than the horses,
who have been there since humans left them behind in the 1700's.
- We had plenty of time to hike around
and film, cruise the shoreline, and just soak in this unique
spot. The crew of the Ocean Endeavour and the staff at Adventure
Canada were so great, and a lot of
fun to work with. Very few boats get the opportunity to visit
the island because it is such a remote (and protected) place.
It was a true privilege to be able to not only visit, but to
film the place for The Weather Network. More
details and photos.
- On the way back from Sable, we passed
over the protected marine area known as "The Gully".
It's a deep water trench that is home to a wide variety of sea
birds, dolphins and whales. We had special permission to sail
through it area because an official wildlife survey was being
conducted on board. Very cool.
- We also stopped for a day in St. Pierre
& Miquelon, a small set of islands that are an overseas territory
that belongs to France. We ate croissants, and walked around
the quiet town of St. Pierre. It was very nice, plus I had never
been to France before... Technically, now I have.