For those of us who sailed into Lunenburg in May amidst a three day rain and hail storm, we are finding the weather to date a little surprising. Here we are, having hoarded warm weather clothing for the past two months in preparation for a similar experience, and it has been nothing but sunny and warm. Even the cool breeze that accompanies us has a nice, fresh quality to it. Now this is not a red flag Mother Nature or Murphy’s Law, rather an appreciation for all your hard work in providing us with a wonderful backdrop for great memories of sailing
SHIP’S WORK: Painted topcoat on quarterdeck mizzen shroud turnbuckles; work on skiff painter.
BOUND FROM: Portland, ME, USA
TOWARDS: Lunenburg, NS, Canada
TIME ZONE: ZD + 4
NOON POSITION: 44°00.4’N /066°56.9’W
DAYS RUN: 107.5 nm
PASSAGE DISTANCE RUN: 1974.2 nm
DISTANCE REMAINING: 163 nm
COURSE AND SPEED: Southeast by south, CMGT 119, 5.2 kts
WIND: West southwest, 1
WEATHER: Barometer 1017, low haze
SWELL HEIGHT & DIRECTION: Southwest by south, 3
SAILS SET: Lower and upper tops’ls, spanker and inner jib.