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Of Doors and Shovels

21 March 2020
Richard Hudson
After many months away, I returned to Issuma in Newfoundland, yesterday. This was the view from the cockpit.

Since Issuma is a high-latitude expedition boat, she carries a snow shovel. Unfortunately, the shovel was inside, and the snow was blocking the door :) .

Fortunately, I had left a scrap piece of wood in the cockpit (just visible to the left of the door), so shoveled enough snow with that to allow me to open the door far enough to get the shovel from down below.

Sailboats in winter can be so interesting :)
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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