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Weather-bound in Battle Harbor
Richard
Wed Sep 8 10:00:00 EDT 2010

After the remnants of post-tropical depression Earl passed to the north of us, we went to Mary's Harbor, and then to the fascinating historic site of Battle Harbor. More about Battle Harbor later.

We planned to spend only a day in Battle Harbor, but Earl seems to like Labrador, and turned around and came back over us again, so we are sitting at the dock, waiting for the wind coming thru the entrance to moderate before we leave.

Thu Sep 9 5:47:49 EDT 2010 | george ray
Any thoughts of starting a You Tube channel and posting some videos? It would take the travel log/blog to the next level.
Weather Forecasting on Issuma
Richard
Mon Sep 6 10:00:00 EDT 2010

We anchored in a small, unnamed cove in St Lewis Inlet, in the south of Labrador to sit out post-tropical Earl. We are waiting for the resultant headwinds to decrease more before continuing.

For those interested in the technical details of how we get weather forecasts at sea, I wrote this, http://www.issuma.com/rhudson/issumaboat/WeatherForecastsOnIssuma.htm

Mon Sep 6 21:11:35 EDT 2010 | George Ray
Thanks for the Wx@sea writeup !! You have a lot of good info to share. Perhaps you could write articles for a cruising mag like Ocean Navigator.
Labrador Sea
Richard
Sun Aug 29 10:00:00 EDT 2010

The spinnaker adds a bit of color to the gray sky and sea.

Ramah
Richard
Fri Aug 27 1:00:00 EDT 2010

With strong headwinds forecast, we went into a fjord to anchor off the former Moravian Church Mission site of Ramah (which I believe means "high place"). We didn't see any sign of the old buildings, just polar bears (two adults with two cubs) and caribou.

Iceberg
Richard
Thu Aug 26 13:00:00 EDT 2010

This iceberg has hundreds of birds living on it.

Sailing Back South
Richard
Wed Aug 25 13:00:00 EDT 2010

In the north, storms tend to start coming in September. I wanted to be further south before the storms came (though not as far south as where the hurricanes come), so we left Baffin Island and sailed back across Hudson Strait into the Labrador Sea. We saw a few icebergs, one of which is in the picture, off to port.

Thu Sep 2 10:33:26 EDT 2010 | Brian
YO be stooping in on Nain?
Thu Sep 2 15:54:46 EDT 2010 | Richard Hudson
Hi Brian,

We had a strong NW wind pushing us along when we were near Nain on the way south, so didn't stop there this time. The blog is a few days behind, we are now in Marys Harbor in the south of Labrador.

Richard
Populated Growler
Richard
Wed Aug 25 12:00:00 EDT 2010

Two seals enjoy the weather on a growler.

We left Nannuk harbor after a few days and anchored in an unnamed harbor 8 miles NW of there. The seals were on a growler just outside of the unnamed harbor.

Nannuk Harbor
Ted/Richard
Wed Aug 25 11:00:00 EDT 2010

We figured that in such a sparsely-populated place as an anchorage on Baffin Island would be deserted. We were quite surprised when three boats motored into the anchorage. There were a total of about 10 people aboard, the Akavak family from Kimmirut and Iqaluit, who had been travelling for two weeks, hunting and fishing. They didn't need all three boats for the next part of their trip, so were leaving one of their boats for a few days in Nannuk Harbor.

Nannuk Harbor
Richard
Wed Aug 25 10:00:00 EDT 2010

We filled our water tanks (via jerry jugs) from these convenient waterfalls close to the entrance of Nannuk Harbor. The water from the waterfalls was clean and good tasting. We chlorinated the water we put into the tanks with a small amount of chlorine bleach to keep things from growing in it.

To answer George's question, the earlier picture with the polar bears in it is of a river that flows into Nannuk Harbor, not the harbor itself. The tidal range in the harbor is about 6m, and the tide changes about every six hours.

Nannuk Harbor
Richard
Tue Aug 24 10:00:00 EDT 2010

Ted, Gabriela and I ashore in Nannuk Harbor.

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