Monday, December 1, 2008

Westsound to Stuart Island

Saturday November 29, 2008
Lv: Westsound, Lopez Island 1030 Raining lightly
Arrive: Between Stuart Island and Satellite Island Log: 1325
Lat: 48 40.90 Lon: 123 11.74
Another day of nothing too much exciting. The humidity is so high inside the boat, we are having trouble keeping things dry. The new system we set up for our bed is working perfectly, but the hull gets pretty wet inside the lockers. On our trip to Alaska and also around Vancouver Island, we found that our mattress was getting very damp because of the cold coming up from the water tank underneath and the heat coming off our bodies. So, we built a platform out of cedar decking, effectively raising the mattress about 2 inches off the base of the bed, allowing air to circulate and it really works to keep things dry. But, now we have to figure out what to do inside lockers and inside the cabin in general. These are the things boat people worry about! Economy? What economy!
Below, the Olympic Peninsula at sunset.