Position: Alongside St John’s Harbor
It seems that we have successfully located the engine
parts we need, the engine mounts are being sourced locally and the flexible
coupling has been located by the home base team back in Annapolis, which a new
crewmember, Max, will bring up on Sunday. So if all goes well we will
have the engine operational again on Monday (fingers crossed) and will sail
Tuesday to find our iceberg.
I was hoping to pick up the engine mounts today but
it seems that St John’s
is shut down for their annual Regatta Day, but I did happen into a small
shop-front for the Conservation Corps and met with their Public Education and
Outreach Coordinator, Krista House. The mandate of the Conservation Corps
is to provide young people with meaningful work experience and training in the
areas of environmental and cultural heritage enhancement and conservation.
Unfortunately Krista was very busy with the running of their summer Green
Team Program so our opportunity to exchange notes was limited, nonetheless a
rewarding chance encounter (see www.conservationcorps.nf.ca
for more info).
And here is a photo of the Narrows, the entrance to St. Johns Harbor, with Sylph and another boat
berthed in the foreground, which I took yesterday evening.