THE WAITING GAME

Once again waiting. The EPIRB was delivered today to Canoe Cove by Canada Post today. Now it’s is on its way to Port McNeil by Courier. Hopefully, fingers crossed it will arrive tomorrow. It looks like I will miss my sailing window early tomorrow morning and the forecast is now giving 40 knot N W’ly winds for … Continue reading THE WAITING GAME

WHIRLPOOLS AND TIDE RIPS

Woke up this morning to the same weather forecast, gale warning North Westerlies as usual. The sky was very overcast, low cloud and a chill in the air, one of those very grey days. But it was quite calm so we kicked off at six hoping to get some distance in before the wind picked up. We motored out … Continue reading WHIRLPOOLS AND TIDE RIPS

BREAKFAST IN THE COCKPIT

I had breakfast in the cockpit at 7 this morning in shorts and brilliant sunshine. Then I went and retrieved the (empty) crab pot. But not discouraged, the bait had gone so I just need to place the bait better and should have some results next time. The forecast today was not good so only a short … Continue reading BREAKFAST IN THE COCKPIT

PLUMBING DAY

Didn't get a good sleep last night, we had gusty winds and the boat was charging about all over the place with the anchor chain and snubber making a terrible racket.  Strong wind from the NW again this morning, no point in heading into it so staying put in Scottie Bay. Decided to clear up … Continue reading PLUMBING DAY

CHANDLERS ANNUAL SALE

Lovely bright weather today and a trip to the chandlers in Victoria for their annual sale.  The place was buzzing but I didn’t see any real bargains.  Managed to get a handheld VHF and new life jacket plus some other odds and ends.  Stopped off in Sidney on the way back. In the afternoon I … Continue reading CHANDLERS ANNUAL SALE

A DAY OUT IN VICTORIA

It was Brass Monkey weather this morning so decided to get the bus to Victoria, good decision the day turned out to be sparkling and once I had warmed up really enjoyed it. I picked up some tide tables and a guide to Alaska wildlife at Munro’s Bookshop, what a great place.  We now have … Continue reading A DAY OUT IN VICTORIA

THE SEARCH FOR LONG LIFE MILK

Woke up to a clear, cold overcast day, but it soon turned to sunshine again.  I wonder when we will pay for all this beautiful weather?  I didn’t get down to Victoria today but had a walk around Sidney by the sea instead, not quite the same as Victoria but an interesting place anyway. The … Continue reading THE SEARCH FOR LONG LIFE MILK