Saturday, June 6th, 2015
Blue skies sighted this morning!! While the temperature has been slowly getting warmer, to the delight of all, today is the first blue sky we’ve seen since our departure from Lunenburg. Even though the clouds soon closed in once more, the crew went about daily activities with an extra smile and a little renewed vigor.
SHIP’S WORK: High excitement today as our starboard watch bent on the new fore royal. In anticipation of lots of sailing ahead we have also nipped the bunts of all square sails.
BOUND FROM: Lunenburg, NS, Canada
TOWARDS: Cape Charles, VA, USA
TIME ZONE: ZD + 3
NOON POSITION: 40.41.8’N x 069.07.0’W
DAYS RUN: 162 nm
PASSAGE DISTANCE RUN: 160.4 nm
DISTANCE REMAINING: 430 nm
COURSE AND SPEED: Pilotage, southwesterly, 6.5 knots
WIND: Force 2/4, east north easterly
WEATHER: Overcast, barometer 1025, visibility good
SWELL HEIGHT & DIRECTION: small east north east swell
SAILS SET: fore topmast stays’l, outer jib, spanker, tgallants and main royal