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Issuma
Atlantic Canada
Richard
Thu Jul 1 0:00:00 EDT 2010

Sailing from Halifax has looked like this a lot...fog, sometimes rain, sometimes wind, occasionally clearing.

Louisbourg
Richard
Wed Jun 30 9:00:00 EDT 2010, Louisbourg, Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, Canada

Issuma at the dock in historic Louisbourg, on Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia. In the background, totally obscured by our frequent companion Fog, is Louisbourg.

Louisbourg was an unplanned stop. The satellite phone (which is used for email) stopped working while offshore because the airtime minutes expired (they quietly expire after a year). I was chasing some parts for the weatherfax receiver and needed email, so we stopped in Louisbourg to use a payphone and internet.

Halifax Harbor
Richard
Tue Jun 29 10:27:07 EDT 2010, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

Fleet Week

Halifax Harbor
Richard
Tue Jun 29 10:22:15 EDT 2010, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

It is Fleet Week in Halifax.

Along with many naval ships, Theodore Too was there.

Sailing to Halifax
Richard
Mon Jun 28 8:48:36 EDT 2010, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

Sailing off the approaches to Halifax Harbor. Halifax is a very large harbor.

On the Beach
Richard
Sun Jun 27 10:08:14 EDT 2010, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

Chris and Gabriela scrubbing the barnacles off the hull as the tide goes out.

Wed Jun 30 18:49:06 EDT 2010 | Mary Boyd
Have fun kids!
On the Beach
Chris/Richard
Sat Jun 26 21:27:25 EDT 2010, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

View from the stern of the boat on the beach (careened).

On the Beach
Richard
Thu Jun 24 19:32:43 EDT 2010, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

We put Issuma on a gravel beach in Halifax harbor to scrub the bottom and change the propellers. In the picture, Chris is scrubbing the bottom (to remove the barnacles that attach themselves to the hull and slow it down). I was trying to lean the boat towards the land, which is what I've done when beaching keel boats (so they can't fall down suddenly). Attempting to lean towards the beach is why the boom is out to the side and holding up the dinghy.

The boat, however, had other ideas, and insisted on leaning away from the land. Issuma stayed in place well enough, supported by the beach, lines to trees and an anchor, and we just avoided being near the low side (in case the boat slid or tipped).

I was trying to change the propellers, but, until the blades have been removed, one can't see what socket wrench is required to remove the nut holding the propeller on. Unfortunately, I did not have a big enough socket wrench for this, so haven't yet been able to change the propellers. We are searching the Halifax/Dartmouth area for a suitable wrench.

Sailing to Halifax
Gabriela/Richard
Tue Jun 22 19:01:00 EDT 2010, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

We had a pleasant daysail to Halifax. Ted and Gabriela got into the dinghy while we were off the approaches to Halifax to take pictures.

Fri Jun 25 13:32:15 EDT 2010 | Dan B
Awesome picture! Great to see her in full sail.
Dinghy
Richard
Tue Jun 22 19:00:00 EDT 2010, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

Ted and Gabriela in the dinghy to take pictures of Issuma sailing.

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