Thursday, July 23rd, 2015
Coolest thing ever today – this morning we sailed off the dock out of the harbour in Portland. We have a small crew, a third of which is new, and still we were able to do it! To sweeten the day we also had what I can only think of as a ‘drive by’ by the schooner Columbia. With the Captains permission she sailed across our bow then down the starboard side – what a beautiful ship she is. Around 2pm we broke back into sea watches, port taking 12-6 and starboard 6-12.
SHIP’S WORK: Fetched up main lower tops’l head earrings; sanding and repainting life rings.
BOUND FROM: Portland, ME, USA
TOWARDS: Lunenburg, NS, Canada
TIME ZONE: ZD + 4
NOON POSITION: 43°37.9’N /070°06.1’W
DAYS RUN: 7.5 nm
PASSAGE DISTANCE RUN: 1703.6 nm
DISTANCE REMAINING: 492 nm
COURSE AND SPEED: East by south 1/2 south, CMGT 077, 2.6 kts
WIND: North northwest, 3
WEATHER: Barometer 1011, 1/8 cu ac
SWELL HEIGHT & DIRECTION: North northwest, 1
SAILS SET: All sails.