Saturday, March 30, 2019
Our latest addition to the safety items on board is a Jordon Series Drogue for bad weather. Here are a few pictures of the drogue as we unpacked it from the box. It was made by Dave Pelissier of Ace Sailmakers of East Lyme Connecticut.
Drogue Being Unpacked
Another View of the Drogue
Sunday, March 3, 2019
I have been taking the float plane often of late as we work on a new Master Plan for Camosun College.
BC Ferry Heading to Nanaimo
Freighter Taking on the River Pilot.
The Pilot Boat is on The Port Side
View Toward the Island from the Floatplane
Montague Harbour on Galiano Island.
One of Our Favourite Anchorages
Long Harbour Salt Spring Island Splits the Land Area
in the Foreground. Ganges Harbour at the Right of
the Water Way Further Back
Monday, December 24, 2018
We have had a trying day or two with storms here. Winds in the Strait of Georgia exceeded 55 knots while winds in the marina hit 39 knots. It did a lot of damage to our West Dock (we are on dock D)
One of 2 Boats Beached
Outer Part of Dock Separated and Ran Aground
Motor Yacht Beached and Flooded at High Tide
Carolyn Surveys the Damage
Dock and Boats on Shore
Dock Before It Totally Separated
White Rock Pier Heavily Damaged
Tuesday, October 2, 2018
The summer has gone by ridiculously quickly. Here we are into the fall and the rains will soon come to the Pacific Northwest. One of the items on our list of things to fix on board are our mattresses. They have lasted the last 9 years, but they are spring mattresses and they are becoming uncomfortable. We are therefore replacing them in the next couple of weeks. We have patterned each of them and the new ones are being fabricated by RCB Royal City Bedding in Surrey BC. They make all kinds of mattresses and seating for yachts.
Wednesday, September 19, 2018
Thursday, July 19, 2018
This year we started by heading to Gabriola Island, but the winds were over 25 knots and right on the nose. We tried motor sailing in the rough seas, but the engine immediately started to sag. We were headed for Silva Bay and the entry is not the place to have no engine power in high winds. We opted instead to turn the boat south and went into a broad reach headed for Active Pass. We would only attempt it if we got there in time for slack tide. We did make it, got through and picked up a mooring ball in Montague Harbour. We were there for 2 nights, then motored over (slowly as we could only get 1200 RPM out of the engine) to Ganges Harbour. We managed to get the Racor filter changed there and picked up some spares when we got to Sidney.
Under Sail Heading to Active Pass
Terratima Docked in Nanaimo Harbour
Yacht "Clan VIII" Coming into Nanaimo
Perini-Navi Built -148 Feet in Length
Carolyn on a Walk on Thetis Island
Pier Adjacent to Ferri Dock - Thetis Island
Thetis Island Ferry Departing
Sailing on the Strait of Georgia