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

13 November 2017 | Shelburne NS
29 June 2017 | SHYC/Shelburne NS
25 June 2017 | Port Washington, NY
24 June 2017 | Port Washington NY
23 June 2017 | Port Washington Town Mooring Field
22 June 2017 | Sandy Hook, NJ
21 June 2017 | Cape May NJ
20 June 2017 | Bohemia River
20 June 2017 | Bohemia River
19 June 2017 | Annapolis MD
18 June 2017 | Annapolis MD
17 June 2017 | Annapolis MD
14 June 2017 | Solomon Island
13 June 2017 | Deltaville VA
12 June 2017 | Great Bridge VA
11 June 2017 | Great Bridge VA
10 June 2017 | Atlantic Yacht Basin Marina, Great Bridge VA
09 June 2017 | Great Bridge, VA
08 June 2017 | Alligator River Marina, NC
07 June 2017 | Alligator River Marina, NC

Boxing Day!

26 December 2009 | Fernandina Beach, Florida
For those of you from south of the 45th parallel and who might not have any idea what Boxing Day is, no, it has nothing to do with getting into a ring and beating the daylights out of someone, rather it is something from the UK in which Boxing Day was traditionally the day that parcels would be sent and that you would normally give the postman a tip or present for his or her hard work on your behalf all the previous yesr. Of course all that went into the dumpster when the post office became unionized, service waned and there would definitely be no postman coming around on the day after Christmas. Still, Boxing Day in Canada is a statutory holiday and is usually spent sitting is an easy chair in a warm and comfortable living room try9ing to digest the dinner from the night before. Today was no exception for us. Barb did a superb job yesterday with dinner and the Turneys and the Olsens feasted on excellent crab cakes as a started provided by Eric and turkey with all the trimmings, mashed potatoes, carrots, Brussels sprouts and squash, followed by mince meat tarts and all washed down with two bottles of very fine wine that Eric and Cori had also thoughtfully provided.

Today we discovered that the handover of the marina to the private interests will take place on the 15th of January. At that time a private firm who has the management of over 75 other marinas from as far away as Hawaii will take over and who knows what the situation here will be then. I am sure that it will be as well run as it is now but probably will do so at much higher dockage rates. Perhaps when Screech comes down in January, if they don't beat the handover date, they could report on this situation and post it in a comment to the blog.

Kayt and Chris' last Christmas parcel to us arrived today and included some small but very meaningful items that would have gone in our stockings: some photos of her and her boyfriends and his kids over Christmas, some really nice soap, a new Nelleke baseball hat for me and two long sleeved shirts, one for each of us. It was very nice to get it and the photos in particular made it seem more like we were sharing their Christmas.

I am getting things ready for boat projects starting tomorrow and other than some switches (which I may actually have in my electrics tool box) I think that I am good to go. None of them seem too involved, even the creation of a more stable attachment for the autohelm isn't technically a big deal; I just want to make sure that I do it right so that it will be the last time that I have to do it.

Eric and Cori likewise are getting ready for an install of their wind generator and solar panels that I have promised to give them a hand doing. Looks like they might be staying a little longer than theis coming Monday too.

This evening we will be treating ourselves to a movie in the theatre, we just haven't decided whether we will be going to see Avatar or the new Sherlock Holmes movie as yet. I'll let you know tomorrow.
Vessel Name: Nelleke
Vessel Make/Model: Moody 42 PH Ketch
Hailing Port: SHYC, Shelburne, Nova Scotia
Crew: Mike and Barb
Mike is a retired Candian Forces Army officer who has been dreaming of the cruising lifestyle and visiting new and distant places for years. We started in 2008 with a real shakedown trip to the Gulf of Mexico by way of the ICW. [...]
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Nelleke's Photos - S/V NELLEKE (Main)
1 Photo
Top Album for the trip to bring Nelleke home during spring and early summer of 2017
1 Photo | 1 Sub-Album
Created 30 April 2017
Main Album for our winter cruise
1 Photo | 4 Sub-Albums
Created 11 September 2014
An album of photos to keep our spirits up during our enforced tenure on dry and hard bits
1 Photo | 10 Sub-Albums
Created 9 August 2011
A photographic account of our reclamation of Nelleke and trip north to Halifax
1 Photo | 15 Sub-Albums
Created 15 March 2011
Photos from our cruise over the 2009 - 2010 period
1 Photo | 7 Sub-Albums
Created 16 October 2009
Gallery of Photos of our summer stay in Halifax
23 Photos | 8 Sub-Albums
Created 3 June 2009
A Holding Album for Arts and Crafts folders
1 Photo | 3 Sub-Albums
Created 15 January 2009
A General Cover Album for Our Trip South in 2008/09
1 Photo | 10 Sub-Albums
Created 8 September 2008
Photos from Dave Ireland, Marc Cayouette, Amy Mulnix and Mike and Barb Turney
25 Photos
Created 25 July 2008
Photos of NELLEKE;s crew training at sea for the race.
15 Photos
Created 13 June 2008
Liferaft and Abondon Ship Training for Offshore Survival
9 Photos
Created 3 June 2008
A few photos of 5 May and NELLEKE's launch
3 Photos
Created 7 May 2008
A few of the photos taken during NELLEKE's participation in MHOR 2007
8 Photos
Created 7 December 2007
This album contins selected photos of our cruise to the Maggies with side trips to Wolfe Island, Liscomb, Port Hawksbury, Cheticamp, Canso and Sherbrooke
13 Photos
Created 7 December 2007
An introduction to the crew of SV NELLEKE
10 Photos
Created 3 December 2007
I include these photos to give the reader a flavour of what life is like aboard Nelleke
3 Photos
Created 3 December 2007
Photos form the successfull RHSP race
9 Photos
Created 30 November 2007
Some pictures from our sharedown cruise to the South Shore of Nova Scotia
8 Photos
Created 26 November 2007