Sunday, June 30, 2013

At anchor in Bowser

Splendid Mane sitting quietly near Bowser, the wind is somewhere else today. 

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Double Trouble!

Ella Hillbrecht (our neighbour's daughter) and Ella Huggins (our granddaughter) checking our progress to Dodds Narrows. We got away on time and are just approaching Dodds. We will be anchored in Nanaimo Harbour tonight, the girls want to go swimming!

Cast Off Day

We are planning to cast off at noon today, giving us about two hours to get to Dodds Narrows to catch the slack tide. We are having a  light drizzle this morning and it looks like it will definitely be a motoring day. Destination is Nanaimo Harbour and if the weather clears up, we will go for a hike on Newcastle Island.

Monday, June 24, 2013

Maggie getting a workout.

Overnight test run

Yesterday afternoon we left our dock for a short trip to Wallace Island, just to make sure we have everything working as it should. We managed to get some sailing in on the way home today, but in this area the winds are hit and miss. Our grandson, Aiden, came along for the trip, enjoying a romp in the woods on Wallace Island with Maggie.

Low tide after the supermoon....

This photo was taked just as the tide started to return. We rarely see the tide this low at our dock.

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Perigee Moon

Last night the full moon was special. It is called a perigee moon because it is the one night when the moon is closest to the earth this year. It really is bigger than normal. Today, we are experiencing a minus tide because of the perigee moon. I will post later our low tide at the dock.

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Maggie is ready to go!

Well, it has been awhile since our last post and I just don't know where the time has gone! But it is about to sloooww down a lot...... being out on the water with no phone, no TV, no house, and no house to look after, we find that there are actually 24 hours in the day, not 12 or 15 like we are used to.
Only 5 more days to go! We are half way through provisioning the boat, but the last few days will be a real push. Looking forward to getting out on the water .... our journey this summer will take us around Vancouver Island.