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“Woke up this morning to guess what? More fog!

It was too bad that we were so socked in by the fog because it would have been nice for Neil and Ruby to see more of the coastline but it is the time of year for fog in Nova Scotia.”

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Day 2 – June 4th

Woke up this morning to guess what? More fog!

It was too bad that we were so socked in by the fog because it would have been nice for Neil and Ruby to see more of the coastline but it is the time of year for fog in Nova Scotia.

We hoisted the anchor…for the first time at 07:15, and headed out to sea. We had to transit a fairly narrow channel on the way to so we got a chance to take some pictures and shoot a bit of video.

Off the coast of Nova Scotia

Leaving Port Mouton, Nova Scotia: VIDEO

Working on the Bow: VIDEO

We were anticipating going into Falmouth, Mass, by going outside of Cape Cod. A good friend who is currently cruising Ireland and the UK told me that the fuel there was very reasonably priced. Our expected transit time was 32 hours at 10 knots average.

We had a decent crossing of the Bay of Fundy. At 17:30 we noticed that the gyro had stopped working due to a overtemp warning from the control box. Robert and I went down to investigate and determined that the cooling water had stopped flowing. We removed the seawater inlet hose and traced the problem to what we thought was a blocked water pump. After several hours of flushing and sweating we finally got everything working again at 20:00.

At this point we were approaching the halfway point and the seas were fairly calm with 2 meter swells. It was nice to have the gyro back up and running as it kept our rolls down to 10-15 degrees.

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