Friday, May 22nd, 2015
DATE: May 22nd, 2015
REMARKS: Land ho! The pretty wooded islands of Nova Scotia emerged out of the fog late this morning, shortly followed by the sweet smell of wood smoke. As I write we’re abeam of Mosher Island lighthouse. It’s about 10 degrees C, but feels colder with the damp, drizzly air and wind chill. The water temperature is about 6 degrees. We’re planning to anchor off for the night so everyone can get some rest, and then clear customs and sail into Lunenburg Harbour. Donald is everybody’s best friend today, with his giant pot of hot chocolate and warm galley.
SHIP’S WORK: Small cleaning and tidying projects below decks have been keeping most of the watch out of the rain. We’ve been keeping a sharp lookout for fishing boats and buoys now we’re so close to the coast, and seen plenty too.
BOUND FROM: St Georges, Bermuda
TOWARDS: Lunenburg, NS, Canada
TIME ZONE: GMT -3
NOON POSITION: 44°02.9’N /064°22.8’W
DAYS RUN: 164nm
PASSAGE DISTANCE RUN: 1,247nm
DISTANCE REMAINING: nm
COURSE AND SPEED: Pilotage, Course made good 025° true, 7.4 knots
WIND: Force 3/4, Easterly
WEATHER: Rain, overcast, barometer 1018 millibars and falling slowly, visibility fair
SWELL HEIGHT & DIRECTION: small swell
SAILS SET: none