COLD WATER BATHING

Another peaceful night at anchor and a good sleep again.  This morning I set about freeing up the propeller.  First I unwound the propeller shaft from inside the boat three turns, hoping the rope would unwrap a bit.  Then I tried teasing the rope out of the propeller from the dinghy, it didn’t work.  I … Continue reading COLD WATER BATHING

FOULED PROPELLER

Another peaceful night at anchor and a wonderful sleep, hard to believe its mid-winter. We got up later this morning, starting to get into relaxed mode, no rush to get anywhere and plenty of time to get there.  There are now two other boats in the anchorage, another one came in last night. Today we … Continue reading FOULED PROPELLER

PROPELLER CLEARED

Last night was relaxing with a good feed and a couple of beers.  However, the wind was quite strong, making a noise in the rig and I was still contemplating and fretting about the propeller fouling.  So not  a very restful night really. At the dock last night was another yacht, ‘Raven’.  On board were … Continue reading PROPELLER CLEARED

FOULED PROPELLER

Today started out so well after a peaceful night in Queen Cove – but ended up with Truce alongside Westview Marina with a fouled propeller and immobile. From Queen Cove I decided to take the ‘inside passage’ route around Nooka Island to Friendly Cove.  The inside passage goes up Esperanza Inlet, through Tahsis narrows and … Continue reading FOULED PROPELLER