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)

CURSE OF THE CAMEMBERT

Last night Jessica and I dined on salad, crackers and camembert cheese in the cockpit under the stars.  An hour later I had stomach cramps, then Jessica got it.  We were both violently sick.  The Camembert was the culprit.  It left us both feeling a bit under the weather for a while.  No more camembert … Continue reading CURSE OF THE CAMEMBERT

WAITING ON WEATHER

I am still anchored in Portage Bay off Frederick Sound.  The weather last night was horrid with wind gusts and driving rain.  The same has continued all day today.  Another yacht came in after me yesterday, he is going south as well and can’t make progress either.  No one in a small low powered boat … Continue reading WAITING ON WEATHER

HEADING NORTH, AGAIN

This morning we departed Sitka after a good 3 night stay.  The day started overcast, low cloud and wet from overnight rain.  By mid-morning the rain started again and has lasted all day and into the night.  The sun didn’t show up today. The wind was from the south so we got a bit of … Continue reading HEADING NORTH, AGAIN

WARM SPINGS

The birds started their dawn chorus at 03:20 this morning.  I know this because an uncomfortable wind was blowing into the anchorage so I started keeping an anchor watch in the early hours. I am now receiving Sitka radio on AM and they kept me company in the early morning hours.  But why is country … Continue reading WARM SPINGS

A STORMY NIGHT

By three this morning the wind had increased to gusts of 40 knots, I let out more chain and had the engine running as we were close to the shore, its only a small pool we are anchored in.  Thankfully all held firm.  The rain and wind have continued all day and only at six … Continue reading A STORMY NIGHT

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