The Journey- Day #3
12/31/1969, LaHave River-bakery -to Shelburne Harbour
Captain and crew up at 0700 hours.
2nd and 3rd mate packed up their bags and made preparations to go to shore and await pick up by Jeff to return home.
Motor of dinghy still not working- -2nd mate back to rowing crew to shore- 1st Nat and bags , then Captain and1st mate.
A difficult goodbye ( especially for 1st mate) at the bakery - around 0815 hours
Captain Paul and 1st mate,Marianne ,returned to boat via dinghy rowed by Paul- anchor raised- waved goodbye until Natalie and Matthew were out of sight.
0845 hours-No wind- skies clear- no clouds- seas calm- water temp- 57.8F
Motoring- average speed 6.1 knots
sightings-:4 porpoises@ play just beyond Spectacle Islands
Cape Island boat perched on the highest peak of Little Hope Island(off Port Joli Head)
Whale off Western Head- Lockport
Loon- Shelburne Harbour
Current increased boat speed to 7.1-7.4 from Lockport to Shelburne Harbour
Sun setting- moon rising as anchoring off Hartspoint- Shelburne Harbour- @2000 hours- approximately 2nm from Shelburne-
Full moon- waters calm- call of a loon in the distance!!!!
Distance travelled fron Hackett's Cove to present- 121 Nautical Miles
The Journey- Day #2
12/31/1969, Lunenburg to La Have River
Captain and crew up at 0700 hours.3rd mate , Nat, slept in main cabin- starboard side with Lee cloth- 2nd mate, Matt, crawled out of aft cabin asking when he would be departing for home- definitely not "crossing the Gulf of Maine material"!!
To town via dinghy- -motion sickness bracelets purchased by 3rd mate.- enjoyed walk around town- returned to ship and raised anchor at 1000 hours.
Motoring- 2nd mate at the helm- seas rolling- no wind- clear blue skies Bluenose sailing vessel on the horizon.
Arrived at the LaHave bakery -via motor- at approximately 1300 hours.
2nd and 3rd mate feeling better-dropped anchor- to shore via dinghy- enjoyed lunch at the bakery followed by browsing through the shops and visiting the Fort Point Museum.
Mat for a swim at the beach- Matt returned to boat via dinghy to pick up a book- unable to start engine upon the return to shore- rowing to shore required- an oar broke- return to boat with use of broken oar for replacement set of oars- then returned dockside with 2 functioning oars. Captain , unable to start engine, suspected a "flooded "engine.
Decision made by the captain and 1st mate to go for a walk- 2nd & 3rd mate , staying at dockside happily reading their books in the sunshine.
Engine retried at 1700- no luck-2nd mate, Matt, rowed crew and captain back to boat- 2 trips- happy with the exercise routine!!!
1800 hours- finally all aboard- Relaxation- happy hour and then BQ salmon dinner with kamut pasta and greens cooked by 2nd mate.
Fun evening - captain and crew feeling well!!!!