MOVING ON NORTH

Has a bit of a blow last night and the anchor chain was rumbling around over my head as I am sleeping in the forward cabin.  I had a look around at 2 in the morning and made a cup of tea, it wasn’t much wind, just some gusts and rain.  This morning I decided to calibrate the anchor chain and re-stow it in the locker so it doesn’t jam.  The chain is now marked in meters.

Set sail a little late this morning to carry the tide all the way up through Dodd narrows and up to Nanaimo.  The wind lasted for 3 hours before it disappeared in the afternoon and we had to motor the last couple of hours.

‘There are lots of logs floating around, not always easy to spot’ Photo Ray Penson
‘There are lots of logs floating around, not always easy to spot’ Photo Ray Penson

Dodd narrows leads into Nanaimo from the South.  The tide can run through here at seven knots so its important to read the tide tables.  We went through the narrows on the last of the flood and got a nice 2 knots push from behind.

“Heading North through Dodd narrows” Photo Ray Penson
“Heading North through Dodd narrows” Photo Ray Penson

Logged 21st April 2016

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