Saturday, July 9, 2011

And we are home.

401.4 nautical miles
82.3 hours on the engine

More later.

Friday, July 8, 2011

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Ganges

Well, I've always wondered about Ganges on Saltspring Island. So we are here, at Ganges Marina, because the harbor didn't look as appealing as it sounds in the guide books. The marina is on the funky side, but the wifi works!

We might head for home tomorrow.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Nanaimo Redux

Yet again on a buoy in Marks Bay, Newcastle Island, Nanaimo, with dinner at the Dinghy Dock. Environment Canada and I are going to have words about their Strait of Georgia forecasts. At least the buoy fee collector carries lots of loonies - far more valuable than gold to cruisers needing a hot shower!

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Tribune Bay, Hornby Island

The closest thing to the Caribbean in the Northwest. Awesome beach.

Toward Nanaimo (again) tomorrow - WX forecast pretty much demands returning home via the 'inside'.

Monday, July 4, 2011

Sandy Island Marine Park

Just south of Comox BC. Another long day of motoring.

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Fingers Crossed for Sailing Weather

Calling for NW winds, in just the direction we want to go. If we get home early, that won't be so bad. I will have meant that we actually sailed!

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Still here

Migraine morning meant no southing today. While I craved quiet, stillness and dark, the NW wind waves bashed LC against the dock and brought back bright sun. I feel better now, the wind has settled for a bit, so I've tossed in a couple loads of laundry. Could probably make it home without the laundry, but I've learned not to pass up convenient facilities! And I sit overlooking this while I wait…

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Saturday, July 2, 2011

Heriot Bay

Three nights on the hook at Octopus Islands, and we've run back to civilization. From my perspective, I need a shower. And in the two solid days of rain, the 'sun showers' on deck, have only gotten colder. It usually doesn't take much sun to heat up them up, as one side of the bladder is black for maximum solar absorption, but we haven't seen any sun. And frankly, I'm not feeling enough like a hard core cruiser to stand on deck in the rain and soap up!

We've also gone through a bit of diesel since Lund. Mostly running the heater, but we haven't raised a sail since Pendrell Sound, so any miles we're making are under power.

No cell service here, but slow WiFi is better than no WiFi. Dinner reservations at 6:30, so no cooking or dishes tonight.

Off to find enough loonies for a long hot shower!

http://www.heriotbayinn.com/marina.html