STILL IN THE INTER TROPICAL CONVERGENCE ZONE (ITCZ)

Today turned out to be a bit of a non-event.  The intent was to sail south, pick up the easterly traded and then carry on to Christmas Island.  But, events last night and this morning have postponed our breakout from the ITCZ for another day. Firstly, last night turned into an epic of calms blows … Continue reading STILL IN THE INTER TROPICAL CONVERGENCE ZONE (ITCZ)

INTO THE INTER TROPICAL CONVERGENCE ZONE (ITCZ)

No sooner had I written the words ‘ I think the fun will start this evening’ in my log yesterday afternoon than the wind suddenly died.  We had entered the ITCZ, the doldrums of old.  I had to drop all sail as we were sitting stationary and rolling around with sails slapping back and forth … Continue reading INTO THE INTER TROPICAL CONVERGENCE ZONE (ITCZ)

BECALMED, A 3% CHANCE

Last night at sunset the wind started to decrease.  First I had to bring down the main, it couldn’t hold the wind and was flogging about as if to self-destruct.  Shortly after the staysail came down.  I carried on until one in the morning with the jib, but the wind disappeared and the jib finally … Continue reading BECALMED, A 3% CHANCE

EL CAPITANO PASSAGE

We anchored overnight in Marble Bay, where there is a mine, marble I guess.  The day started flat calm and the sun shone.  The air was cool but by nine in the morning it was warm enough for shorts and t shirt.  Taking advantage of the warmth I opened up the boat, all hatches, carpet … Continue reading EL CAPITANO PASSAGE

OTTERS AND JELLYFISH

The weather blew all night and into today.  A gale warning in place so I decided to sit another day in the cosy anchorage and carry on doing bits and bobs.  The sun came out and the weather was beautiful out of the wind.  I completely filled my day with activities and the time flew … Continue reading OTTERS AND JELLYFISH

OVERCAST, WET, COLD AND DAMP

A really grey and overcast morning and raining but nice and calm. We caught the tide through Jackson Narrows this morning and proceeded up Jacksons passage – sounds weird. The highlight of today was a call at the village of Klemtu.

WARM ALL DAY

This morning started with a beautiful sunrise over the mountains and flat calm weather.  The anchorage at Takush Harbour was very peaceful and I had a great nights sleep. It starts getting light at five in the morning now so no excuse for lying around in bed so had an early start. I made some scroggin … Continue reading WARM ALL DAY

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

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