Ralph via SAT phone (transcribed – 3 calls combined)
There was lots of fog last night so we are heading up the coast slowly, averaging about 6 miles per hour. We have to be careful as there are many, many small islands off the Canadian coast. Sure wish we had radar…anyway we are plugging along and there it is…a BIG SHARK, as BIG AS THE BOAT!!! The shark had a BIG dorsal fin, BIG tail fin. I turned around to get a better look and I yelled, Bob wake up, Bob wake up….Bob jumps up and we lost our Suzuki, can’t believe it….Before you panic, it’s not a motor, it’s a big vinyl sign, advertising for Suzuki, one of our great sponsors. It has a soft backing and it’s water resistant and we use it for a blanket when we sleep in the back of the boat, and we nicknamed it the “Suzuki”. We lost it last night….but everything else is OK we are out here heading for St Pierre et Miquelon. Do you know anyone there?
By the time we get there we will have gone 3000 miles.
WOW!!! That is 3000 miles in a 21 foot Flats Boat, a very small boat without a cabin or a keel that works perfect in very shallow water as well as the open ocean!!! Everything is running perfect and it’s very exciting and thrilling, but hard work. Thanks and talk to you later, good bye. God Bless.