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

25 April 2017 | YHZ
25 April 2017 | Halifax NS
23 April 2017 | Shelburne NS
21 April 2017 | Shelburne, NS
20 April 2017 | Shelburne NS
05 March 2016 | Shelburne, NS
03 March 2016 | Shelburne, NS
07 February 2016 | Shelburne NS
29 March 2015 | Shelburne NS
28 March 2015 | Halifax NS
27 March 2015 | Rocky Hill CT
25 March 2015 | Durham NC
24 March 2015 | Durham NC
22 March 2015 | Charlotte NC
21 March 2015 | Savanah GA
20 March 2015 | Savanah GA
19 March 2015 | Daytona FL
18 March 2015 | Indiantown Fl
17 March 2015 | Indiantown Marina

Wow! Two in one day!

25 April 2017 | YHZ
Mike/ bright sunny day
That's unusual, especially after I posted previously that I was likely going to be posting less in future, but I can't help myself. Here we are at Halifax International Airport, arriving plenty early for the 1620 flight just to make sure we dot all our Is and cross all our Ts only to find out that the flight has been delayed due to "Air Traffic Control". I had even checked the flight schedule on the on line database and was told that everything was fine. Oh well. Left hand not being on intimate acquaintance with the right I guess.

Now we are waiting to see if we will make our connections in Newark to be able to get to PBI tonight or if we have to wait until tomorrow AM.

Sigh. ☚ī¸

I guess it was too good to be true.

Started South.....

25 April 2017 | Halifax NS
Mike/bright and sunny
.....with baby steps.

We could have left home today to drive to the airport for the trip but since we would have to leave at 0800 and wouldn't get to the hotel in Stuart until 2300, that would have made a very long day. So, instead, we drove in yesterday and spent the evening and night with daughter Kayte and her two golden retrievers. Rhys, the youngest, is an adolescent handfull so it was an "active" evening.

We will be off to the airport shortly after lunch and checking onto a United, yes I said United, flight to Newark with connections to Palm Beach. Hopefully we won't be bumped 😜

Tomorrow we will be at the marina for a reaquaintance with Nelleke.

Final preparations for departure to Florida

23 April 2017 | Shelburne NS
Mike/overcast and drizzle
Here we are on Sunday getting ready for a Monday departure to the airport in Halifax to fly to Florida on Tuesday. We could leave Shelburne Tuesday morning but since we won't be getting to the hotel in Stuart until nearly midnight that would make one very long day so we have chosen to go into Halifax the overnight there before catching the airline.

I must admit that I do have a small amount of nervousness at the prospect of working on the boat to get her back in the water. Not that I mind the work, mostly because after a year and a half I simply don't know what all that work is going to be. Of course there will be the bottom prep and anti-fouling; the topside hull cleaning and polish, and the tidying up below decks. But what else might have gone wrong over the elapsed time? I am anticipating having to replace both battery banks and I am planning on re-plumbing the freshwater system through the boat. But what else? Is the macerator OK? Is the anchor windless OK? How about the GPS? Or the VHF radio? Anybody who has been boating and has had to put their boat in storage for a period of time will understand my concern. Oh well, I guess all will become clear once we get down there.

Overriding everything is an eagerness to get back sailing. So, I guess that's all that really counts.
Vessel Name: Nelleke
Vessel Make/Model: Moody 42 PH Ketch
Hailing Port: SHYC, Shelburne, Nova Scotia and RNSYS Halifax
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
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