Wednesday, July 27, 2011

On the road (water) again! ~~~~~~/)~~~~

It is important to stay within radio contact range.

We are currently on our way out of Nanaimo Harbour. Had a great 24 hours with the two 5 year olds and now have great grandma on board. The weather is perfect for sailing, we are heading across to Lasqueti Island for the night. We will be in and out of internet range, but will respond to all emails when we get them.

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Gettin' ready to go, finally!

After all the work we have had done on Splendid Mane, we are just itching to get going on our trip. Earlier in our blog, I had mentioned we would be sailing north to spend some time around Rivers Inlet and Calvert Island. We are leaving on Tuesday July 26th, yeah!! Splendid Mane is just about ready to go. We started provisioning today and will finish up on Monday night. We will have enough on board to last us for the next 5 or 6 weeks.
Today Jerry changed the oil (1816 hrs) and yesterday Stephen put new zincs on for us. We are fueled up and full of water.
I hope to be posting as often as possible, but once we get past Port McNeil, the internet is pretty sketchy.
Go'in Boating!