March going out like a lamb, a slight draft from NW, a cool -3C, temp headed to mid single digits, forecast to remain such for the next few days with a gradual improvement in the temp.
Emily made it off the island late yesterday afternoon. The GRAND MANAN ADVENTURE replaced by the GRAND MANAN V,some problems with the ADVENTURE that have been known for awhile was not fixed with the solution attempted. The shaft entering the hull is leaking, seal not adequate, no word on how long she will be out of service. The V had a problem off loading on her first trip, apparently hydraulics on the bow visor failed, took a few minutes to repair. Emily made it to Qispam before dark, and enroute to the big smoke almost upon arrival.
Rob spent hours at the rink, another all day effort today and tomorrow. Tomorrow night ice making is turned off, has been more than a successful run for those involved and another dimenision to the fabric of the community.