Noon Position: Docked in Lunenburg, NS, Canada
Weather: Overcast, rain, H 12c L 10c, barometer 1024
Three more arrivals today means there are only three people yet to arrive and the entire crew will be on board. Lessons on all aspects of ship life continue. The Mates and Lead Seamen try to keep these sessions short so as not to overwhelm new crew members with too much information. Having said that, being overwhelmed during the first month of a voyage is par for the course. The hard part is to first find and then walk the line between seeing eyes glaze over and doling out information in just the right amount. With time and practice the confusion will ebb, but for right now it’s repeat, repeat, repeat.
Ships Work: Lessons include information from the handbook, line handling, ship terminology, ship checks; sanding jib boom; group and wrap donated books in plastic; continue serving fore top mast stay; continue sewing chafe gear to head stays, royal and t’gallant foot ropes; continue stropping and seizing blocks; continue making lumber rack in the hold; continued work on main t’gallant mast