Noon Position: Docked in Lunenburg, NS, Canada
Weather: Overcast, H 14c L 6c, barometer 1020
How can a day possibly go wrong when the first thing you see is a stunning sunrise to the west and a double rainbow to the east?! What was even more amazing is that we had the double rainbow before there was any rain and the rain before there was anything more than wispy clouds overhead. Sail training continued today along with some added information regarding weather. As the ship gets ever closer to being underway new topics will be introduced to the crew. While line handling and safety drills remain the focus, the process of layering in relevant information, such as weather, navigation, helming, has begun.
Ship’s Work: Replaced spanker brails; installed fish tackle pennants; correct foul leads on gear in rig; tighten fore topmast backstays, main t’gallant and royal backstays and main royal headstays; bottom paint on rescue skiff; load ship.
Training: 8-12 on fore, 12-4 on main set/strike/brace; all hands manoeuvring 4-8 fwd, 8-12 midships, 12-4 aft; fire drill with fire pump; weather lecture by Chief Mate.
Engine room: removed old 110 DC compressor motor; ran new bilge pump; ran chain driven file pump; continued laying in supplies.