Bluenose … Part 3

11 Aug

Bluenose / The Original Houghton Weavers

Bluenose / Part 3

Time to swab the decks.

A mop in both hands!

Hosing ‘er down.

I might have done more talking than swabbing.

Polishing the bell is an special assignment. 

And a joyful one.

Those portholes were tarnished!

Repairing a turnbuckle.

Learning some knots.

Charting course.

Modern navigation.

On course – Mahone Bay

A turn at the helm!
A dream come true!

Steady as she goes.

Bringing her in.

Mahone Bay.

Ready anchor!


Time for lunch.

Coming Up!: Set Sails!!

5 Responses to “Bluenose … Part 3”

  1. Marilyn Armstrong August 12, 2017 at 1:21 pm #

    Isn’t it amazing how much work we’ll do on vacation? When was the last time you swabbed the decks at home ? It looks like you are having lots and lots of fun!


    • jcalberta August 13, 2017 at 11:23 pm #

      Wellll … we were supposed to be part of the Crew. And since this was the first time they had ever done this ‘Crew for a Day’ they were trying out a few things. (Don’t think those decks really needed swabbing.) Later on we did get in some real sailing.


  2. Cindy Bruchman August 12, 2017 at 3:04 pm #

    I’m jealous! She looks like a lovely schooner and you two look like you had a great time despite the hard labor!


    • jcalberta August 13, 2017 at 11:26 pm #

      This vessel is gorgeous. 50 millions dollars.
      A once in a lifetime experience. We were aboard for 9 hours and got our money’s worth.


  3. maui1 August 13, 2017 at 10:08 pm #

    This was another great post on Bluenose 2. The weather on the boat looks very nice. I really like all the great pictures on this post. I hope you had a great time in Ontario and Niagara Falls? I can wait to see next post on Blue Nose 2 .


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