Yesterday I was getting fed up of headwinds and asked for a break, today we got it. Set off early this morning to make the most of the usual calm.
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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.
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