Joëlle & Janusz Kurbiel are members of the polar navigation expedition group IMERPOL and use MaxSea TimeZero software on board. In July they updated us on their current expedition which is taking them through Newfoundland. Here is the latest news from their travels.
Well, the storms and autumn weather are well and truly here!
Luckily, we were able to complete all our planned observations in the North this season and the results are very promising.
Now it is time to focus our attention on the gallant Vagabond’elle vessel to prepare for the harsh winter. There will be lots of snow and temperatures as low as -25°C north of Newfoundland.
We must repair some damage to the boat, the most important being a leak that we have not yet localised, abnormal engine vibrations, some equipment failures, and especially re-do the paint and varnish work again. All the charms of a wooden boat!
But for now the wind howls in the rigging and we need to wait for a lull…
It gives us great pleasure to share this wonderful adventure.
Catch up on IMERPOL’s other MaxSea blog posts here:
- Diary of IMERPOL’s Polar Navigation
- My Favourite books about the Arctic, by Janusz Kurbiel
- The Vikings in the conquest of America
- Borealis Expedition: pollution of the Arctic
- MaxSea Happy Users: Borealis Expedition 2011-2012