CAT To Yarmouth, Nova Scotia: Why Is Nikki’s Nose Blue?
I sailed on the CAT Ferry for a magical trip to Yarmouth and Acadian Shores last month, and I have a lifetime of wonderful memories and stories to share. Here's my encounter with Captain Simone and the Edith Marie, where I was officially "blue-nosed."
Now, I've been on plenty of boats in my life. After all, I'm a Florida girl. But this boat ride through the Yarmouth Harbor aboard the Edith Marie was the mother of all boat rides. When we docked, we all had rum on our breath and blue paint on our noses.
Captain Simone could moonlight as a comedian. History is not my favorite subject; however, his true tales of the various fishing vessels named "Bluenose" were quite entertaining. Simone told us it became the nickname for all people from Nova Scotia. Then, he took a paint brush and dabbed some blue on all of our noses. We also toasted our new, honorary citizenship with the libation of the sea -- rum of course. Take a stab at the name of the rum we were drinking… Yep, you guessed it. Blue Nose Rum.
Watch Captain Simone tell the hilarious but true story of the Bluenose:
So, that is how I became a Bluenose. A great time was had by all, and I cannot wait to jump aboard the CAT Ferry for another exciting adventure.
(By the way, the Bluenose was also the ferry that ran between Bar Harbor, Maine and Yarmouth, Nova Scotia from 1960 until 1997.)