BEAUTIFUL SAILING TODAY

Last night the wind held steady and Truce sailed herself beautifully through the night.  I didn’t touch a thing and we were bang on course this morning.  As often happens the sun came up and the wind died.  I gybed to the east for a couple of hours and picked up some wind before heading … Continue reading BEAUTIFUL SAILING TODAY

MOVING NORTH AND FIRST DOLPHINS

This morning I did final grocery shopping and got a gallon of engine oil for the next oil change coming up soon.  I tried to get a WiFi connection without success.  The only place is the library and that didn’t open until 12:00.  Must say I was not impressed with Craig, its services or people … Continue reading MOVING NORTH AND FIRST DOLPHINS

FIRST SUMMER FOG

We departed Winter Harbour this morning in thick fog, visibility less than one cable.  With the radar and Navionics chart backed up with echo sounder, magnetic compass and eyeball it was slow going picking through the islands towards Tonowek Narrows.  As the Sea Otters appeared from the fog they had to be checked as not … Continue reading FIRST SUMMER FOG

DRIFTING WITH HUMPBACKS

Nice soft continuous rain from early morning to around nine.  Then it cleared up but was cloudy all day.  I went to explore the ruins of Deweyville this morning.  The Suzuki outboard is humming along nicely now and is a happy starter.  I couldn’t find the ruins, I found a couple of old sheds but … Continue reading DRIFTING WITH HUMPBACKS

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