Monday, August 24, 2009
Saturday, August 22, 2009
Hi All ,
Thursday, August 20, 2009
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
Sunday, August 16, 2009
Thursday, August 13, 2009
The last few days I have got to visit with my cousins.Last night I went and had dinner with Cousin Eddie and his wife Ellen.We had a good dinner and afterwards Eddie and I were playing guitar and bongo drums.Cousin Derek stopped by and had dinner also.It was a fun night.I went back to the boat and stayed the night to do some bright work and varnish some bad spots.I have a few leads on a crew so we will see what happens there.I came back to Toni's tonight.She has been on a business trip the last few days and got back tonight.I have more maintenance to do before I head out so I will be back there tomorrow.
Tuesday, August 11, 2009
Sunday, August 9, 2009
We are almost back to America and by the time i post this we will be.Our next stop is Point Rogers USA.It has been a grueling few days crossing Georgia Strait .The wind has been blowing south east which has been our coarse so its been slow going.We stopped in Nanaimo BC last night and found a Yacht Club.They had showers there so we took advantage.It has been very nice the last few weeks.Some days were in the 80s.
I promised you guys on some high lights over the past few weeks so ill name a few here.To date mike has caught four salmon,(2 pinks,1 silver and a king).We visited Bishop Hot Springs,its a cool little place with a dock and some camping areas.We took a bath in the springs,man that felt good ,it was 85 that day so it was a nice treat.While in Bella Bella mike went to town and found the only bar.He said it was kinda different,an empty room with a few chairs and a bar.There were a few locals hanging out and they love shots and love giving you shots.This is a native village,need i say more.I think my favorite place for BC is Port Mcneill.It had a very nice harbour,the town was very clean and folks were friendly.Oh and everything you need is a block away.
We have got to sail some off and on.The passages here are fickle,the wind will be on the beam one minute and the next its in your face then after you take all the sails down it blows on the stern, then you put all the sails back up and sail for a hour at best ,then it dyes down to nothing.We did it like that for a week straight.I am very good at handling sails on this boat.We even dug out some sails i have onboard for different wind conditions and tried all them out.The Iron sail that burns fuel has been working like a champ.I am very happy I spent the money to buy a new engine for this boat.
We hope to be in Anacortes WA by tomorrow afternoon where I will spend a week or two visiting with my family there.I will post more pics and video on the site so keep a lookout