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

REALLY rested now

I hit the bunk at 1830 last night and woke up at 0600 this morning. Boy did that feel great! It has been a while since I slept for 12 hours!

Made the Admiral's breakfast and had coffee on deck watching one of Canada's pathfinder invaders - Canada goose swimming about. Most Americans don't realize that all the while that they are eyeing Canada as a vast empty land just ripe to be added ad the next ten states, we in Canada have already planted our fifth columnists into their midst to gather intel, disrupt travel, and hamper communications. In case anyone reading this thinks I am serious I am referring to the geese that they are welcome to have. I have seen the damage they cause in jet engines and on the lawns on public parks if they are there in enough numbers. They should have an open season on them except for one thing - they mate for life! There is nothing sadder than to see a lone goose swimming around honking plaintively. He is looking for his or her lost love, the other having been taken by some sort of predator.

Today we do laundry, have showers, buy supplies to make the repairs we need before continuing. We are also going to put Nelleke out on the anchor if we can find a spot.

We got an email yesterday from Moonlight Maid who was only just behind us in P'town on Cape Cod. We couldn't radio them as the VHF was one of the problems that we discovered that we need to fix so I hope they got through OK. They are on their way to the next town over to visit some friends in Marion.

I am beginning to consider skipping Woods Hole this trip and visiting it by car. This will give us a few more days at Henlopen and in the Chesapeake and I am told I might b able to get some casual work at the boat show in Annapolis.

On with the days chores.