Sunday, June 3, 2007

Penrose Island

May 31, 2007
Time 0700
Log: 2772 nm Hrs: 758
Lv: Clam Bay
Course: Queen Charlotte Strait > Queen Charlotte Sound > Klaquaek Channel > Big Frypan Bay

Last night we planned our first major crossing. We decided to leave early so that we didn’t have to motor all the way, and we would have some time to do some sailing. So far, it seems the winds are usually blowing from exactly where we want to go. That makes for some long sailing days.
Today we are crossing from the Vancouver Island side of Queen Charlotte Sound over to the mainland side. The weather forecast is for winds to 15 knots and ocean swells 1 to 2 meters. Sounds good. We got the sails up as we reached the end of Vancouver Island. We made radio contact with another sailboat ahead of us, they wanted to know a good anchorage, so we told them where we were planning to go. We will meet them there, at Big Frypan Bay.
Arv: Big Frypan Bay, Penrose Island
Lat: 51 28.84 N
Lon: 127 42.77 W
Time: 1605
Trip: 41.7 nm
We meet Bonnie and Gerod and their rottie Jake from Billings Montana. They are on their way to Alaska too, but on a shorter 2 month schedule.