This morning I did final grocery shopping and got a gallon of engine oil for the next oil change coming up soon. I tried to get a WiFi connection without success. The only place is the library and that didn’t open until 12:00. Must say I was not impressed with Craig, its services or people in general. Happy to be moving on.
On leaving the dock the visibility was poor, not fog just a heavy mist and drizzle. It cleared up when we got away from land and a good breeze sprang up. I set all sail only for the wind to die immediately after. I tried sailing later on but gave up after an hour of getting nowhere. The whales were around again, I had something to take my mind off the wind frustration.
The forecast for today was for southerly winds of 20 knots. This gave me hope I could get a good days run north. Unfortunately the winds didn’t arrive so we had a day of motoring and hand steering as the seas were sloppy and the autopilot didn’t like it.
This evening we are anchored in Warren Cove on a place called Warren island at the bottom of Sumner Strait. Not the best place to be but its my fault, I wasted too much time trying to sail when I should have just motored like all the other sailors do around here. Coming into the anchorage this evening we were accompanied by a couple of Dolphins. These are the first dolphins I have seen this trip, great to have them around.
It’s an angry and squally night. There is a nasty slop coming into the anchorage and joggling everything around on the boat. It’s also raining cats and dogs again. Doesn’t look like I will have a comfortable night, looking forward to moving on tomorrow. Total voyage distance 985.5 miles.
Logged 11th June 2016