S/V NELLEKE

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

A day at McNutt's

We spent the day at this large island at the mouth of Shelburne Harbour, combining exploration of the island with working at the list of little jobs on the boat. Almost all of those jobs were actually the product of this cruise. That is to say we discovered...

A post after a long while

This is been a long summer of no sailing. We launched early in the spring and high hopes of getting away only to find out with the transmission or engine was shot. Doing my normal thing of trying to do it all myself I discovered there was a lot more to...

One last post for this cruise....

.....I will start up again in the spring.

Well, the adventure is over. We found a way to enter the US and recover Nelleke and bring her home. We have renewed our intrest in cruising only it will most likely be cruising the coast of Nova Scotia....

Free at last....

...free at last....

Well, sort of. The virus is still lurking out there but at least we have proven that we haven't brought it back with us from the US.

I am writing and posting this at six o'clock in the early morning getting...

Almost finished! Less than 24 hours to go...

...and that’s today! When we wake up tomorrow we will be out of quarantine.

Hurrah!

Best hurrah is that we are not sick. It's a bit scary if you follow the US and central Canadian reports for infections and deaths due to this...

We are getting so close...

...to the end of the quarantine, and it won't come soon enough for us. I know the need for it but we are really looking forward to being able to end this isolation.

Last night was the first that we had the Christmas lights on the front of the...

Three sleeps and a wakie....

....is how we used to refer to future timings in the army. Basically, it means three more days and when we wake up on the fourth day we will be done.

Today, I put up the Christmas lights on the front of the house. Where once we hung lights,...

I have been musing on the cruise....

....and have come to realize how fortunate we are.

The first bit of luck was to be introduced to Roland and Debbie and for them to ask us to deliver their boat, Bearing to Heaven, to the US, otherwise we would have had to leave Nelleke in...

Getting closer to freedom......

....or as much as the pandemic will allow. At least we will be able to walk around, visit the friends that are in our bubble, go to the yacht club for happy hour, even just go for a walk. The new normal. For now we are working on decorating the house for...

Why do I keep posting?....

....isn't the cruise over?

The short answer is yes, but the longer answer is no, not yet. In my mind it won't be over until we are free to move about normally. So, until then, when I have other things to occupy myself with I will continue to put...