Ahoy, Old Hand!
I'd like to keep in touch, we can probably learn from each other and, hopefully, others as well.
I know I'll need crew to traverse the Welland, so I'm thinking of using Memorial Day Weekend to do that. It is more likely I can get friends to help crew on a long holiday (US) weekend.
& cruising guides
are important items to me at this point, as my review of them will guide my planning from there. I've heard/read that a guide "A Complete Cruising Guide to the Down East Circle Route" by Capt. Cheryl Barr is a must, but I haven't coughed up the dough to buy it yet.
I'm very interested in hearing from others planning this trip or even better those who have done it. I have found to online logs
of folks who have done this cruise: Adventures of the Jubilee: Canadian Maritimes
and BlueJacket Trip Reports for 2008
I have not read either in their entirety, but will soon.