The Second Day

June 26th, 2008 by Walt "The Skipper" Jones

Tonight we have landed in Shelburne, a small town on the south coast of Nova Scotia.  It reminds Kip of Williamsburg, but “people actually live here.”  Geraldine is docked at the Shelburne Harbour Yacht Club.  We plan to stay here all day tomorrow.

As we rounded Cape Sable today, it was quite foggy and we could barely see the lighthouse.  There was a rip tide right at the point.  Then as day gradually faded, we enjoyed a beautiful sunset.  As soon as we have an internet connection, we will post some of the pictures we have taken so far.

Jenny continued to be seasick today, and we believe that this is a combination of the moderate seas we’ve had and her pregnancy.  Please pray that she will feel better!

Edit: During our trip yesterday we encountered two episodes of engine trouble. It was unnerving to have the engine sputter and die out at sea, then to find that the backup engine was having transmission problems. Randy and I were able to troubleshoot the issues with the help of the boat’s builder over the cell phone. By switching to a different fuel tank we were able to proceed without problems. Today I’m down in the engine room looking for clogs in the fuel lines to the main engine, and have solved trouble with the backup engine. On one hand, it is disappointing to have trouble so early, but on the other, I am learning the peculiarities of Geraldine. We have seen God prove himself faithful in answering our prayers, and that is encouraging!

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