Gulf Islands – The first week

OK. I know this is a bit late. So let’s roll the wayback machine back a couple weeks and pretend this post is timely. We just returned from two weeks in the Gulf Islands. We had such a great time that I didn’t keep the blog updated while we were on our voyage.

I’ve known Bruce for over 45 years now. We met in elementary school. Despite this, he foolishly agreed to come along with us for a week in the Gulf Islands. I had envisioned a week of indentured servitude where we (he) would get a bit of work done around the boat. Kim, on the other hand, thought we should let him participate in the relaxation and fun. Sadly, she won. That was probably good for Bruce, but the projects are still undone.

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Clam Bay to James Bay

I can report that we made it safely out of Clam Bay with nothing attached to the boat that shouldn’t be. I have conquered my fear of Clam Bay. That’s good because I know who would have had to get in the water … again.

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Ladysmith to Clam Bay

We departed Ladysmith with no destination in mind. We’ll need to come back again and spend a bit more time. Everyone was very nice.

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A Fine Morning

The weather forecasters were right. It was rainy and windy most all night, but clear as can be this morning. We are back on track for perfect weather.

A BC ferry is just leaving the North Pender dock. Those two other tiny white spots on the horizon are also ferries.

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Thetis Island to Otter Bay

There is not much to talk about today. The weather took a slight turn for the worse with thick clouds and some afternoon and evening rain in the forecast. We left Thetis Island and motored three hours down to the Otter Bay Marina on North Pender Island.

I am always amazed at the number of floatplanes in the area. Most are de Havilland Beavers. None are younger than 50 or so now. True workhorses. This plane landed at the Thetis Island Marina this morning.

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Princess Cove to Telegraph Harbour

We spent some time the last two nights laying up on the flybridge. Just watching the stars. We saw several shooting stars and a number of satellites passing overhead. Living in the city, it is wonderful to actually see the milky way. We used to be able to see this often when were children, but not too much anymore.

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