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31 May 2017; Sydney, Canada.

31 May 2017; Sydney, Canada.

For a navigator Sydney is one of the more interesting ports as it offers various number of items that can makes us excited. Thus when the captain assigns one of the navigation officers to do the docking then it gives him or her, from approach to dock, a large number of various challenges to deal…   read more of “31 May 2017;…”

29 May 2017; At Sea.

29 May 2017; At Sea.

Today we are sailing in the estuary / open sea area between where the St. Lawrence really begins and where you have the real open ocean. On departure yesterday it was blowing up to 45 knots and it did not change much during the night and morning. This morning I still observed a wind force…   read more of “29 May 2017; At…”

28 May 2017; Quebec, Canada.

28 May 2017; Quebec, Canada.

We have a little bit of a troublesome situation with the weather here on the river. I already mentioned during the Quebec call two days ago that the water was extremely high. Due to a lot of rain water coming down and a lot of sea water going up. This has only intensified itself and…   read more of “28 May 2017;…”

27 May 2017; Montreal, Canada.

27 May 2017; Montreal, Canada.

Thus today we docked at what turned out to be a temporary cruise terminal. The new terminal, better said: the refurbished old one, where we always used to dock was not ready yet it turned out. Due to strikes and other complications work had been delayed past the start of the season. So we were…   read more of “27 May 2017;…”

26 May 2017; Quebec, Canada.

26 May 2017; Quebec, Canada.

As planned the ms Maasdam sailed around the corner and approached the port of Quebec just after 06.00 hrs. and by 07.00 hrs. we were happily docked. Although Quebec is far inland it is still under the influence of the Ocean Tide. One of the reasons that the river has such strong currents. At the…   read more of “26 May 2017;…”