Issuma

12 May 2008 | Departing L'Aber Wrac'h
12 May 2008 | 48 39.9'N:004 52.2'W
11 May 2008 | 48 35.98'N:004 33.69'W
11 May 2008 | 48 35.98'N:004 33.69'W
11 May 2008
09 May 2008
08 May 2008 | 48 35.73'N:004 39.88'W
01 May 2008
29 April 2008 | 48 35.73'N:004 39.88'W
29 April 2008 | Southport, NC, USA

Navigation Computer Update

15 August 2017
Richard
A few months ago, I replaced Issuma's navigation computer ( http://www.sailblogs.com/member/rhudson/349170 ) with a Raspberry Pi 3. The Raspberry Pi 3 has worked well, and performs better than the older Utilite computer that I have used since 2014.

I still have the old Utilite computer as a backup, and I also have an older Raspberry Pi 2b as a backup.

It was much easier to compile and install OpenCPN software on the Raspberry Pi, than it was on the Utilite. I mostly followed the helpful DIY instructions at http://www.agurney.com/raspberry-pi/pi-chart

Learning how to disable the screensaver was the most time-consuming part of moving to the Raspberry Pi 3. It is good to see that this process is now documented simply at https://www.raspberrypi.org/documentation/configuration/screensaver.md

Flowers Cove Sunrise

21 July 2017
Richard
We anchored in small, snug, Flowers Cove, near the Strait of Belle Isle to sit out some rain and wind.

The prevailing winds this time of year are from the southwest. As they approach the Strait of Belle Isle, they are funneled by the coasts of Quebec & Labrador on one side, and Newfoundland on the other. It is much nicer to sit out the stronger winds and rain in port.

When the rain stopped and the wind lessened, we left. The picture was taken at sunrise, as we were leaving.

Fishing Boat

19 July 2017
Richard
Lots of fishing boats in Newfoundland. Note how many birds are chasing this one.

Ron returned to work and Sarah returned to Issuma, and we headed north.

Fishing Boat

19 July 2017
Richard

Cox's Cove

11 July 2017
Richard
Ron and I got some fresh food in the general store here, and then sailed north.

Cox's Cove

11 July 2017
Richard
A few miles from our protected anchorage is the small village of Cox's Cove, where we tied up. Sarah got off the boat here to hitchhike to the French islands of St Pierre & Micquelon, just south of Newfoundland's south coast.

A Windy Place

10 July 2017
Richard
Newfoundland is a windy place.

This house on Woods Island, Bay of Islands, wasn't tied down, and was overturned by a strong wind.

Bay of Islands

10 July 2017
Richard
Issuma at anchor.

Bay of Islands

10 July 2017
Richard
Nestled along the western coast of Newfoundland is the Bay of Islands. While a windy place, there is lots of protection from the wind and seas inside.

We anchored in a completely-protected harbor on Woods Island. Once a settlement, now only a few people live there, and several more people have cottages there.

This is the late afternoon view from the beach.

Newfoundland

09 July 2017
Richard
It took a day and a half to sail from Cape Breton Island to Bay of Islands, Newfoundland. We didn't sail a direct route, as I wanted to decide on our destination depending on the weather forecast. I had considered a closer first stop in Newfoundland (Codroy), but the forecast called for 40knot winds near the area of the closer first stop, so we kept going.

We had favorable winds most of the way, which was great.

As we approached the entrance to the Bay of Islands, the fog alternately covered and uncovered the islands and shores.
Vessel Name: Issuma
Vessel Make/Model: Damien II, 15m/50' steel staysail schooner with lifting keel
Extra: Designed for Antarctica. Built in France by META in 1981. Draft 1.3m/4.5' with keel up, 3.2m/10.5' with keel down. More details at http://www.issuma.com/rhudson/issumaboat/IssumaDetails.htm
Home Page: http://www.issuma.com/rhudson/
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