S/V NELLEKE

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

Around four thirty Zeta arrived....

....unwelcome but not unexpected. I was going to get out and take a video of the boats out at anchor but I woosed out. There were no waves in the marina but loads of wind. Around five o’clock we listened to the government weather services on the VHF and...

Now it looks like it’ll be building into Friday...

...but I don’t care. It’s only money and as long as we are safe and comfortable we can see it through. Last night it was flat calm in here but the harbour cam shows it rougher on the outside. It will start building tomorrow and it looks like it will max...

Up at five and another check of the weather


.... and from my assessment our decision to hunker down in Cape May is a good one. Although today would be a good day to travel anywhere we want to go, Block Island or Sandy Hook, for example are over a day and a half so we would be at sea when the...

A long day today.....

....to get to the mouth of the Delaware. Looks like a 72 mile jaunt. Hopefully we will have the current.

Last night we made a bit of a boo-boo and left the battery switch on both. Good fortune smiled and we were able to wake up Yoki...

Onward

A trip up to the head of the Chesapeake

We left the mooring field at seven fifteen. It was almost still dark with the overcast skies and we motored up the bay cutting corners when we could and arrived at the west end of the C&D Canal by two...

The heater was put on for the first time this trip....



......It wasn’t all that cold, it was just cool and damp from the rain that began at five o’clock this morning. Chilly rather than cold and we got our water tanks filled up.

Looking at the long range forecast it doesn’t...

Back in familiar territory...

....at the mooring in Annapolis

A very pleasant and surprisingly short motor up the Chesapeake from the Solomons to Annapolis. The photo on the blog is one Barb took as we were leaving the Solomons. We picked up a mooring at around two thirty,...

Friday morning....



.....and I think I may have actually thrown off this pesky flu bug I have been wearing for the last two weeks. I got a decent night’s sleep, I don’t ache in every joint, just the normal ones, and I feel like I have the energy to put one...

Off to the Solomons

Up this morning to make breakfast, gash the garbage, do the first parade and get ready for the fellow to arrive so we can buy fuel and settle up. Charlie, the owner, is an interesting guy. He bought the place while he was still working as a pilot and just let...

Off to the Solomons

Up this morning to make breakfast, gash the garbage, do the first parade and get ready for the fellow to arrive so we can buy fuel and settle up. Charlie, the owner, is an interesting guy. He bought the place while he was still working as a pilot and just let...