EXCITEMENT AT ANCHORAGE

I didn’t catch any fish last night but got plenty of bites – mosquito bites.  This morning I was away at first light, which is not that early nowadays.  The idea was to catch the flood tide to the centre of Grenville Passage and then the ebb tide from the centre outwards.  The tactic worked … Continue reading EXCITEMENT AT ANCHORAGE

FAREWEL PRINCE RUPERT

My intentions for an early start evaporated when John produced a pot of fresh coffee and muffins straight from the oven.  We sat in the cockpit of Caro Babbo chatting and eating happily until late morning.  It was almost mid-day by the time I heaved the anchor from the mud and motored out of Russell … Continue reading FAREWEL PRINCE RUPERT

PRINCE RUPERT – THIRTY YEARS ON

I woke up this morning and it was still pouring with rain, damp and cold. No hurry this morning and no point in getting out of a warm bed so I rolled over for another hour kip. When making tea this morning I got a drip of water on the head, there is a small leak on … Continue reading PRINCE RUPERT – THIRTY YEARS ON

GRENVILLE CHANNEL – BREAK OUT

Today it was my intention to have an easy travel up the Granville Channel and stay overnight at Kumealon Inlet.  We had a five o’clock start to get the ebb and made good time.  The weather was cold, overcast with low cloud and drizzle, but there was no wind and absolute calm.  When we arrived at … Continue reading GRENVILLE CHANNEL – BREAK OUT

GRENVILLE CHANNEL – CONTINUED

We caught the tide up Grenville Channel this afternoon from Lowe Inlet where we passed a comfortable night at anchor.  We anchored just inside the entrance to the inlet on a bank and I expected to be disturbed by the wash from passing ships, but it was all peaceful.  I have only seen two cruise … Continue reading GRENVILLE CHANNEL – CONTINUED

HUMAN CONTACT AGAIN

Curlew Bay proved to be a nice quiet anchorage and I had a good sleep.  A bit of a late start today, we are heading up to the village of Hartley Bay and it’s not far so no hurry.  The wind was very light from the south and we sailed under the jib slowly up … Continue reading HUMAN CONTACT AGAIN

GRENVILLE CHANNEL

Hartley Bay is an interesting place, I went for an explore last night.  it’s a small Indian community with access by boat, helicopter or seaplane.  There is no road access and in fact no roads.  The village is connected by raised wooden boardwalks upon which ATV’s, quads and Polaris whiz around.  The ground is quite … Continue reading GRENVILLE CHANNEL

A LONG DAY AND SLOW SAIL

Up bright and early today to beat the forecast gale.  Beautiful daybreak and flat calm in Gillespie Channel, the water was like glass. Up bright and early today to beat the forecast gale.  Beautiful daybreak and flat calm in Gillespie Channel, the water was like glass.  Getting out through the narrows was very exciting with … Continue reading A LONG DAY AND SLOW SAIL