Well it has been a long time since I updated this post so here's a synopsis.
Departed Thunder Bay on May 15th 2010 and ran direct across Lake Superior. Headed through the North Channel and into Georgian Bay to Parry Sound. From there crossed to the Bruce Peninsula then ran South overnight to Bayfield on the East coast
of Lake Huron. Onward then to Lake St. Clair and the Detroit River into Lake Erie.
Lake Erie we did in one hop from Pelee Island to the Welland Canal
and onward to Toronto. After a 1 week stop we made a one hop to Kingston then down the St. Lawrence River to the Atlantic. Had a fantastic time and generally fair sailing condition all the way. We hit the Atlantic in mid July and stopped in Miscou Island, New Brunswick intending to make a tour of the North Atlantic the following season.
My nephew Carl, a 26 year old double-lung transplant recipient in March 2009 became ill and we opted for a cruise
. I would take the boat South and he would join me in Florida
thereby skipping the fog
in the North. Sadly however, he died on October 6th while I was sailing offshore
South of Beaufort
, North Carolina
In our final conversation he told me he would not be able to join me as he needed a new transplant. He urged me to go all the way around so I could write a book and put his story in it. After his death I was lost
for a time but now have recovered my ambition and am on my way.
I am in the Pacific Ocean
about to head
direct to Easter Island from Panama
. My nephew was an incredible individual and continues to be an inspiration to me. If anyone would like to know more about him please visit his website at Going Beyond
and also please search "Carl Bezeau" on 'Youtube' to see some short video clips.