Sunday, November 23, 2008

On to Port Sidney

Sunday November 23, 2008
Lv: Parker Island 0845
Log: 1223
We are having so much fun, it seems like something should happen to spoil it..... the weather forecast is for rain later today but the sky is telling us it will be a nice day. We have the sails up, and are moving along through Swanson Channel at over 7 knots... that seems like pretty slow to you power boaters, but for us it is ROCKING!!! Oh, up ahead!! Jerry yells there is a Killer Whale!! I almost throw my back out whipping around to get a look only to see that it is only a log drifting by. Erggg!! Well, I am confident we will see the pod of killer whales that lives near by, but I am saddened by the fact that scientists have lost track of 7 of the pods members and think they may have died of starvation this past summer and fall. The last time we were near Boundary Pass, we saw the pod, but they were about a mile away. Hopefully, we will be lucky on this trip and see them again.

Arrive: Port Sidney Marina 1320
Lat: 48 39.24 N
Lon: 123 23.60 W
We decided to splurge and take a birth at the marina tonight. Sidney is such a nice little town... Jerry will be able to do some work tomorrow morning on the computer while I spend some time looking around the many little shops in Sidney. But we may have spoiled ourselves....... we are of course hooked up to power and right now we have the heater going, the music blarring (Beatles, thanks to Steve), ALL the lights on, and of course the computer. What more could you want? It is beautiful here right now... there are no other boaters, no lookie loos, the only thing we have to watch out for it the sea gull and dog shit on the docks..... yeah, you guessed right...... I stepped in the doggie one. I just don't understand why people let their dogs take a crap on the dock and then just leave it there. Do you think I should lighten up a bit? NOT!

Tying up in Port Sidney Marina.