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Saturday, Aug 19, 2006

Posted on August 19th, 2006 by Darusha

Depart: 9:45, Winter Harbour Breakfast: Porridge Weather: Windy, partly cloudy, about 20° 10:45 abeam Kains Island wind NW 15 seas flat 11:45 50° 23′ 03 N 128° 01′ 16 wind NW 20, 1 m swell, sunny 12:45 off Scarfe Reef wind NW 20, 1-2 m swell, sunny 1:45 fairway buoy, wind N 10-20, light chop […]

Friday, Aug 18, 2006

Posted on August 18th, 2006 by Darusha

Depart: 8:15, Sea Otter Cove Breakfast: Porridge Weather: mostly cloudy, cool, rain overnight 9:15 50° 37′ 04 N 128° 21′ 42 W wind NW 10, 1 m swell, sailing full/full, crew bickering 10:20 50° 33′ 42 N 128° 17′ 10 W wind NW 10, 2 m swell, sailing full/full, morale better 11:30 50° 30′ 08 […]

Thursday, Aug 17, 2006

Posted on August 17th, 2006 by Darusha

Depart: 7:45 am, Bull Harbour Breakfast: Porridge Weather: overcast, misty, cool 8:45 Nahwitti Bar winds light, 2′ swell 9:45 50° 52′ 49 N 128° 05′ 41 W winds light, 1 m swell 10:45 50° 51′ 27 N 128° 12′ 29 W winds light, 1 m swell 11:45 50° 49′ 34 N 128° 18′ 58 W […]

Wednesday, Aug 16, 2006

Posted on August 16th, 2006 by Darusha

Depart: 9:00 am, Port Hardy Breakfast: eggs aboard Weather: overcast and cool We motored through Hardy Bay to lighter wind and waves than we had seen for the past few days. Over the course of the morning the swell lessened as we made excellent time motoring into the wind. As we appreoached Hope Island we […]

Tuesday, Aug 15, 2006

Posted on August 15th, 2006 by Darusha

Port Hardy – Shore day Walked to town and did some sight-seeing. Bought some provisions and caught up on email at a cafe. A relaxing day. Dinner: IV’s pub. $10-15, quite good. Bring a sweater.

Monday, Aug 14, 2006

Posted on August 14th, 2006 by Darusha

Depart: 10:45 Alert Bay Breakfast: Egg plate @ Bill’s Pool Hall Weather: Overcast with sunny breaks, strong winds and big swells Motored out of Alert Bay in moderate winds, sailed toward Port McNeill. After a few hours of tacking back and forth, we realized that we had navigated incorrectly and were heading for dangerous shallows. […]

Sunday, Aug 13, 2006

Posted on August 13th, 2006 by Darusha

Depart: 8:00 Blenkinsop Bay Breakfast: Oatmeal Weather: Overcast, 15°, 15 kt wind W, seas 1′ chop (no swell) We were unable to get weather over VHF while anchored or under way in Johnstone Strait. Motored into 20 kt winds and 2′ seas after a poor night’s rest. Had trouble making speed over land at first, […]

Saturday, Aug 12, 2006

Posted on August 12th, 2006 by Darusha

Depart: 9:30, Blind Channel Breakfast: fresh muffins Weather: Partly cloudy, 15-20° Another day spent entirely motoring and again a challenge to our seamanship. We departed south down Mayne Channel in 1-2 ft chop and 10-15 kt on the nose. The tide was ebbing with us providing some assistance, but mostly just rapids, whirlpools and upwellings. […]

Friday, Aug 11, 2006

Posted on August 11th, 2006 by Darusha

Depart: 7:40 am, Squirrel Cove Breakfast: Hot porridge Weather: Cool, sunny, no wind Motored north to Big Bay with no wind. Enjoyed beautiful views of forested islands. Stopped at Big Bay to await slack water at Gillard Pass and acquire provisions. Big Bay is no longer a popular spot for mariners, sporting only an exposed […]

Thursday, Aug 10, 2006

Posted on August 10th, 2006 by Darusha

Depart: Copeland Islands, 10:15 am Breakfast: fried eggs and crackers aboard Weather: partly cloudy, still, chilly We went ashore to examine the island where we took the stern tie. We assisted the BCA Bavaria 36 with their stern tie, then let ours loose. We motored up Thorn Passage then sailed close hauled. As we had […]