A HARD DAY FOR SMALL GAINS

I woke up this morning feeling great. Green Island anchorage is the best so far, like being in a big wild garden anchorage, sheltered and safe. As today is Friday the 13th I considered not going anywhere today – sailors are superstitious. In hindsight staying put and exploring may have been a good option.

WATCHING THE WEED GROW

Still waiting. I expected the courier to turn up today with the EPIRB but he was a no show. Called the dispatcher who sent it from Canoe Cove to learn that he doesn’t work weekends and will be back on Monday. I am getting so frustrated and stressed by this whole saga. I don’t want to say … Continue reading WATCHING THE WEED GROW

PORT MCNEIL WELCOME

Nice clear cold morning and the rain had finally stopped. Had an easy trip across from Alert Bay to Port McNeill with the outgoing tide. On arrival at Port McNeill the dock crew offered to help me with the lines which was welcome as the wind was quite blustery. Once tied up and secure I checked in at … Continue reading PORT MCNEIL WELCOME

BREAKFAST IN THE COCKPIT

I had breakfast in the cockpit at 7 this morning in shorts and brilliant sunshine. Then I went and retrieved the (empty) crab pot. But not discouraged, the bait had gone so I just need to place the bait better and should have some results next time. The forecast today was not good so only a short … Continue reading BREAKFAST IN THE COCKPIT

ONE MONTH TOGETHER

Time has flown by but it’s a month today that I became the owner of Truce. It has been a time of learning, discovery, fixing, installing, repairing and maintaining. We have not done much sailing due to lack of or contrary winds, what little sailing we have done has been a pleasure and Truce is clearly a boat … Continue reading ONE MONTH TOGETHER

EARLY START REWARDED

It’s always good to have a plan B. Today I had a plan B, C and D, Then ended up using plan E. The weather forecast today was for the same strong N W’ly winds as yesterday which would make progress up the Johnstone Strait impossible. As there is no option to using the Johnstone Strait if going … Continue reading EARLY START REWARDED

WORKING FOR A BERTH

An early start this morning, the wind came calling so I pulled the anchor and made for Green Point Rapids.  We arrived early but didn't have too much current against.  When we popped out the West side the wind had got up to gale force. Despite best efforts of Mr Yanmars 27 hp we were going … Continue reading WORKING FOR A BERTH

RAPIDS,RAIN AND A ROCKY BOTTOM.

Early start to get the slack water at Yaculta Rapids. I slept in the salon last night as I didn't like the anchorage but fortunately we had a calm and clear night, the starts are spectacular.  A clear morning but bloody freezing, thermals, 4 layers and sea-boots weather.  The layers came off later and by … Continue reading RAPIDS,RAIN AND A ROCKY BOTTOM.

ELECTRIC DAY

The weather this morning was nasty and the forecast just as bad.  So stayed tucked up in Scottie Bay and got stuck into the electrical jobs that I can't find an electrician to do. First I set about the easy job and fitted a new light over the chart table, it works but just need … Continue reading ELECTRIC DAY

I CAN WAIT NO MORE

This morning I checked again at the marine office for my packages from NZ.  NOTHING! Fourteen days since they left New Zealand, that’s snail mail. That’s it!  I can wait no more.  I am moving out, I feel trapped at Canoe Cove. I will check back from time to time by phone and maybe get the … Continue reading I CAN WAIT NO MORE