By Purser Allison
We are approaching the Boston Harbour Shipping Lanes and have seen quite a bit of activity not just with vessels but with marine life. We were fortunate to see whales today that were quite curious about our comparatively small ship that they came to visit.
Captain Sikkema held workshops on ratline splices, ratlines and additional splicing. It’s much cooler today as we get further into North Atlantic waters and the crew had to dig for sweaters and blankets. The sun, however, is shining brightly and we no longer stand in the shadows to protect us from the heat but search out the sun for its warmth. Especially ship’s cat Fiji.
Noon position: 40°30.30N 068°36.6W
Day’s Run: 111nm
Passage: 540.5 NM
Distance Run: 159.5nm
Course and speed: NWx1\2N 4kts
Wind: WSW Force 4
Swell height and direction: <1m WSW