HUMPBACK BREACHING

Thank you Warm Springs Bay, I had a most enjoyable stay and the weather has been fabulous.  But after three nights alongside the dock it’s time to move on.  My friends, Steve, Bob and Noel have departed north and south and I was in the company of fishing boats and their crews last night. We … Continue reading HUMPBACK BREACHING

PRINCE RUPERT – WEEKEND

Wonderful, it stopped raining – just a light drizzle now and again.  Slowly the damp from the last few days is drying up. John, Jennifer and Hillary came over this morning with some fresh date and walnut muffins which we had with tea and coffee – very nice.  Whilst I had extra hands around I … Continue reading PRINCE RUPERT – WEEKEND

A VISIT TO ALERT BAY AND MYSTERY BILGE WATER

A visit to Alert Bay and mystery bilge water.  This morning being Sunday is the system check day, batteries, engine, bilge pumps and everything safety and vital. Upon opening the bilge I found water again. This is a mystery as I had fixed the small water leak. But, the water was fresh water, strange. It had rained … Continue reading A VISIT TO ALERT BAY AND MYSTERY BILGE WATER

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.

SUN AND SHORTS DAY

Wonderful weather today, sunshine and sparkling scenery.  Had a leisurely departure from Squirrel Cove, what a great place to stop over.  Then motored up to Teakerne Arm Marine park. There is a spectacular waterfall and close by a small float, just big enough to take a couple of small boats.  There are not many other … Continue reading SUN AND SHORTS DAY

ENGINE PROBLEMS

I departed the marina berth this morning and went to a mooring.  I am so relieved to get away from the marina and into some quiet space.  I am still waiting for courier packages so can’t completely get away from Canoe Cove just yet. Also I now have an engine problem.  When I started the … Continue reading ENGINE PROBLEMS

SHORTS AND T SHIRT DAY

Wonderful day, bright sun and no wind.  Broke the shorts out today.  Another day rummaging around the boat.  I have now found everything and been in every space possible.  Also set up and tested the autopilot ran OK after I cleaned the contacts.   I topped up the fresh water today and found where the overflow … Continue reading SHORTS AND T SHIRT DAY

Hectic Times

Its been a hectic few days and I have run the full gamut of emotions. I left home in Auckland on the 26th March, one day before my official retirement time and flew into Vancouver on the same day thanks to the date line.  Then over to Vancouver Island where the prospective purchase was to … Continue reading Hectic Times