Underway again

The sun is setting on “Detroit de Jacques Cartier”, The Strait of Jacques Cartier. The CAP’N LEM sailed with the changing wind after weathering a southeaster in Port Menier on Anticosti Island. There is still a high wind watch but it is from the right direction to push us along or way.

We sailed through a pod of minke whale ten or twelve strong. It must have been a feeding ground because there were dolphins there too.

The weather tonight looks fine to sail on through the night. At 2000 the CAP’N LEM’s position was Lat. 50° 08’ 26’’N ~ Lon. 064° 08’ 27”W. I’m glad to have the numbers back above 50°.

I’ve broke the autopilot again. I have to go onto the stern to raise and lower the motor, and while I was back there I slipped just enough to fall against the disengaged autopilot and broke the pivot pin lose. Nothing a generous helping of epoxy could fix. “She ain’t purdy, but she’s a workin’.” Such is life on a solo sail.

To all who have e-mailed me, thank you so much! I’m sorry but I can’t answer them now. I can only receive them. I do read them all.

3 Responses to “Underway again”

  1. John G says:

    Tommy, I wish I had stumbled upon your adventure earlier as I would have contacted someone in my hometown of Lysander, NY to come down to Oswego and greet you in my absence. I will follow your trip with great interest and wish you safe progress through the NW passage. P.S. I love your style my friend! (I now noticed you did not go down the Erie Canal)

  2. T-bone says:

    Thanks for the google map links.

  3. john fago says:

    From the wonderful Brasilian writer Pablo Coelho:

    “Following the road to Santiago, coming into contact with ordinary people, (I) discover(ed) that the universe spoke its own language of ‘signs’, we had only to look with an open mind at what was going on around us…”

    “All you have to do is pay attention; lessons always arrive when you are ready, and if you can read the signs, you will learn everything you need to know in order to take the next step.”

    “We humans have 2 problems: the first is knowing when to begin, the second is knowing when to stop.”