CAPE CAUTION ASTERN

It was an early start this morning as I was fairly determined to get around cape Caution today and the weather forecast was for strong N Wly winds again.  Bloody headwinds, so Mr Yanmar was put to work again.  Finally at 09:00 after some serious pitching and rolling we rounded Cape Caution and started out … Continue reading CAPE CAUTION ASTERN

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

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

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.

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 … Continue reading MOVING ON NORTH

GROCERY SHOPPING, MAKE AND MEND DAY

All very peaceful today at the mooring in Canoe Cove, this morning. I jumped on a bust to Victoria and then to Sidney to do some grocery shopping, thought it was time I had some fresh veg and fruit. This afternoon spent doing small jobs around the boat. I the past few days I have … Continue reading GROCERY SHOPPING, MAKE AND MEND DAY

ALL READY TO GO BUT NOT QUITE.

The boat is ready to go and so am I.  The new spreader was installed this afternoon after which I tightened up the rig and we are all good to go sailing. Today I have been playing around with the Iridium Go. The first test call home went through without a hitch, followed by SMS … Continue reading ALL READY TO GO BUT NOT QUITE.

WET, WINDY AND OVERCAST

A wet windy and overcast day today. The sort of day when you never can get warm.  I sorted out a number of charts that the previous owner passed on to me, some are very old but interesting. Also did another rig inspection today as the port spreader is bothering me.  I was considering doing … Continue reading WET, WINDY AND OVERCAST