The ship's blog for SV Nelleke out of Shelburne, NS

29 June 2017 | SHYC/Shelburne NS
25 June 2017 | Port Washington, NY
24 June 2017 | Port Washington NY
23 June 2017 | Port Washington Town Mooring Field
22 June 2017 | Sandy Hook, NJ
21 June 2017 | Cape May NJ
20 June 2017 | Bohemia River
20 June 2017 | Bohemia River
19 June 2017 | Annapolis MD
18 June 2017 | Annapolis MD
17 June 2017 | Annapolis MD
14 June 2017 | Solomon Island
13 June 2017 | Deltaville VA
12 June 2017 | Great Bridge VA
11 June 2017 | Great Bridge VA
10 June 2017 | Atlantic Yacht Basin Marina, Great Bridge VA
09 June 2017 | Great Bridge, VA
08 June 2017 | Alligator River Marina, NC
07 June 2017 | Alligator River Marina, NC
06 June 2017 | Alligator River Marina NC

The day after!

15 December 2010 | Halifax NS - Living on the Dirt
I'm not sure why the host site seems to like my posts so much that it sometimes make one into two, but it does. I have been really very careful to not hit the post button twice and still, there they are! I can always delete the extra one but it is an extra step that I would rather not have to bother with.

We have been following the blogs of some of our friends who are in Florida aboard their boats and it certainly looks like the "Sunshine State" is going through another cold spell like they did last year, while we in the north are having some unseasonably warm weather - rain instead of snow and stuff like that. I sure hope that they don't have to suffer through the fish kill that they did last year, or rather that the fish don't have to go through it. It certainly looks like the Global Warming has sort of inverted the weather patterns. Why do people continue to listen to blowhards like Glenn Beck who insist that there is nothing happening? Stick your head out the window, Glenn, and everyone else please try to remember his criminally wrong diatribes when he is so often shown to be in error. Of course he would like you to forget when he is wrong so that everyone will continue to buy his books. I do try to not be judgemental in this blog but in his case it is too easy to make an exception.

Oh well, enough of that rant, now that I have offended the Beck fans and bored most of the rest of us who just don't care.

An interesting day at work not the least of which is that I found one of those dry bags that is cheap and just perfect to fit the drogues that I have made. My alternatives were old briefcases or laptop cases but these things are much better plus they're water proof.

Tomorrow I will be getting an x-ray of (hopefully) an empty place where the kidney stone used to be. Don't let anyone tell you that anaesthetics today can be turned on and off like a tap. Sure you can get up and walk away pretty quickly after the doctor says that's enough, but the effects are lingering. Even tonight, a day and a half after the procedure, I am still feeling the affects. I can't wait till I am more back to normal.
Vessel Name: Nelleke
Vessel Make/Model: Moody 42 PH Ketch
Hailing Port: SHYC, Shelburne, Nova Scotia
Crew: Mike and Barb
Mike is a retired Candian Forces Army officer who has been dreaming of the cruising lifestyle and visiting new and distant places for years. We started in 2008 with a real shakedown trip to the Gulf of Mexico by way of the ICW. [...]
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Nelleke's Photos - S/V NELLEKE (Main)
1 Photo
Top Album for the trip to bring Nelleke home during spring and early summer of 2017
1 Photo | 1 Sub-Album
Created 30 April 2017
Main Album for our winter cruise
1 Photo | 4 Sub-Albums
Created 11 September 2014
An album of photos to keep our spirits up during our enforced tenure on dry and hard bits
1 Photo | 10 Sub-Albums
Created 9 August 2011
A photographic account of our reclamation of Nelleke and trip north to Halifax
1 Photo | 15 Sub-Albums
Created 15 March 2011
Photos from our cruise over the 2009 - 2010 period
1 Photo | 7 Sub-Albums
Created 16 October 2009
Gallery of Photos of our summer stay in Halifax
23 Photos | 8 Sub-Albums
Created 3 June 2009
A Holding Album for Arts and Crafts folders
1 Photo | 3 Sub-Albums
Created 15 January 2009
A General Cover Album for Our Trip South in 2008/09
1 Photo | 10 Sub-Albums
Created 8 September 2008
Photos from Dave Ireland, Marc Cayouette, Amy Mulnix and Mike and Barb Turney
25 Photos
Created 25 July 2008
Photos of NELLEKE;s crew training at sea for the race.
15 Photos
Created 13 June 2008
Liferaft and Abondon Ship Training for Offshore Survival
9 Photos
Created 3 June 2008
A few photos of 5 May and NELLEKE's launch
3 Photos
Created 7 May 2008
A few of the photos taken during NELLEKE's participation in MHOR 2007
8 Photos
Created 7 December 2007
This album contins selected photos of our cruise to the Maggies with side trips to Wolfe Island, Liscomb, Port Hawksbury, Cheticamp, Canso and Sherbrooke
13 Photos
Created 7 December 2007
An introduction to the crew of SV NELLEKE
10 Photos
Created 3 December 2007
I include these photos to give the reader a flavour of what life is like aboard Nelleke
3 Photos
Created 3 December 2007
Photos form the successfull RHSP race
9 Photos
Created 30 November 2007
Some pictures from our sharedown cruise to the South Shore of Nova Scotia
8 Photos
Created 26 November 2007