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21 June 2017
Had a nice sail from Shelburne to Brooklyn (Nova Scotia), where Jon left and Sarah joined me.

Met up with my old friends Robert & Judy, and gave my Antarctica presentation to a full house at Brooklyn Marina, where we docked for a couple of days, waiting for the wind to die down.

Halifax is situated a long way in from the sea (making it a great and big, harbor), and I wanted to avoid the trip in and out, so we stopped for the night at the dock in Sambro, located very near to where one would turn in to Halifax Harbor. The dockmaster helpfully greeted us as soon as we tied up to the public dock, and gave us directions to the store and town. Public docks in Canada are extensively used by fishing boats. In Eastern Canada, public docks are generally free for short stays (ie, overnight, and perhaps up to 72 hours--I think the rules vary from place to place).
Vessel Name: Issuma
Vessel Make/Model: Damien II, 15m/50' steel staysail schooner with lifting keel
Extra: Designed for Antarctica. Built in France by META in 1981. Draft 1.3m/4.5' with keel up, 3.2m/10.5' with keel down. More details at
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