Logbooks and Weather Logs
|A typical couple of pages from our weather log. |
Mathias isn't much a believer in whitespace
The trip attracted a Facebook following of 60 or 70 people, and I greatly enjoyed posting notes and pictures of our progress. My ability to decorate the skeleton of the trip with the details of times, tides, and currents is largely due to notes in the log, and especially, the weather log, which we kept separately.
I say 'we', but Mathias deserves the credit for this. He established the format and content of our weather log, and that log brought focus to any changes taking place at the time, and are now an invaluable record for reconstructing our progress and experiences. I just used the weather log and volume 7 of the Canadian Tide and Current Tables for 2015 to explore a nagging sense that I'd gotten some details wrong in a post I wrote last night (Finally... the Cape!). There were, in fact, errors in that post (now corrected).