Saturday, June 23, 2012

Haida Gwaii here we come!

Saturday June 23, 2012

So begins another journey! Well almost. We are just about ready to shove off, we will be leaving our home dock on Monday a little after noon. Splendid Mane is ready... she has had her bottom painted...

prop greased and polished, new zincs and .....

we have installed a new Dickinson propane heater! Yay!! Finally we will have all the heat we need to stay toasty warm.  Above you can see the chimney cap next to the mast. 
Our aim this summer (if it ever arrives) is to sail up the west coast to Haida Gwaii (formerly Queen Charlotte Islands) and spend a month there and then plan to be back home beginning of September or so. I have packed enough provisions to last us about 70 days more or less.  We are going to be trying some different tastes this summer... sea cucumber, sautéed bull kelp, and maybe some Dead Man's Fingers if we can find some nice fresh ones. Where we beheading there should be lots.
We are looking forward to meeting up with family out of Bella Colla and having our cousins on the boat for a few nights.
Keep posted, we will try to post everyday if possible when we are within internet range.


Peter and Roma said...

I can't believe you cut a hole in your saloon roof!! What were you thinking?! See you at Eucott on the fifth. Pea

Pat Shaughnessy said...

Oops, I just left my comment on last year's blog!!