S/V NELLEKE

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

Getting calmer but we are still at Provincetown

Last night was remarkable!

As we lay in our bunks it was reminicant of our three nights at sea without the ocean swells - the wind screaming in the rigging, the running rigging hammering on the mast despite our best efforts to frap them, waves...

Second post for today...

.....and what a day it has been. We have everything we need to fix the Autohelm I think. All we need now is shorepower.

We spent the afternoon looking for a new pair of shoes for Barb which we eventually found in the form of a pair of lavender...

Ahhh! A night ashore.

Two posts are planned for today. I can't help it. I just have to make one about last night.

Some very kind friends, who shall remain nameless as I'm not sure if they would appreciate being named in this blog, bought us a night ashore is a...

"Trapped" for a bit in Provincetown

Perhaps trapped is too strong a word. We have called the marina where we're going to do the work on the boat in Onset and turns out they have no space for us until Thursday. We could go across tomorrow and stay on a mooring but they have no lunch to take us...

Made it! Thanks heavens!

We’re here. Instead of a two day crossing, what day you to four? Or three and a half, as Barb has corrected me.

I am bag tired so this will not be one of my normal ramblings.

We were supposed to get 10-15 kts of wind on the...

Made it! Thanks heavens!

We’re here. Instead of a two day crossing, what day you to four? Or three and a half, as Barb has corrected me.

I am bag tired so this will not be one of my normal ramblings.

We were supposed to get 10-15 kts of wind on the...

An early sub-start

We went to our bunks early last night at 1900 so that we could get up early this morning at 0230 to have breakfast, do the first parade, and get underway. We had some surprise dinner guests - mosquitoes! Who’d a thunk it?!

Let’s see how...

Back at Cape Negro Island.....

..... which represents a small change in plans, I’m afraid.

When we departed this morning, the winds were supposed to be 5 kts on the nose until this afternoon when they were supposed to veer about to the north or astern of us. In fact the...

Departure

Well, it is just after 0900 and we’re off! Setting aside the usual (for me) butterflies in the stomach, and normal apprehension we are excited to be off. The apprehension comes from the fact that we are aboard someone else’s boat that we are not as...

Back at Cape Negro Island.....

..... which represents a small change in plans, I’m afraid.

When we departed this morning, the winds were supposed to be 5 kts on the nose until this afternoon when they were supposed to veer about to the north or astern of us. In fact the...