Sea Jay Goes North 2011

Sea Jay Goes North  2011
Dawes Glacier Endicott Arm Alaska

Friday, July 13, 2012

Today July 13 we fly to Scotland via Paris.
We will be in the village of Largs on the south west coast of Scotland for one week then off on a steam train to the Isle of Sky then to Kyle of Lacoulsh and Plockton to see the Matheson Castle then north to Inverness and back to Edenburgh then home. total trip will take two weeks.

Bon Voyage
Matheson's go to Scotland

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

SEa Jay Goes North 2012 via Scotland

Sea Jay Goes north via Scotland

SEA JAY Goes North via Scotland 2012

Sea Jay Goes North 2012

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Roche Harbor to Everett

We had a nice dinner at Roche harbor and left early the next morning to cross the straights and head into Everett marina. As we passed the West side of San Juan Island we saw a couple dozen Orcas feeding on an abundance of Sockeye Salmon along with a fleet of fishing boats. It is good to be at our home base and we are  looking forward to driving our  cars again. As you can see our next door neighbor at the marina  "Brian"was very happy to see us again.

We traveled a total of 3069 miles and used 5302 gallons of fuel for a whopping .7 miles per gallon. If we had run 10 miles per hour instead of 12 miles per hour we would have attained 1 mile per gallon.

This is the end of Sea Jay Goes North 2011

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Nimmo Bay ,Port harvey, Campbell River, Montague Harbor, Roche Harbor

We left Nimmo Bay Helicopter Adventures with a smile on our face and memories we will never forget.

We chugged down Tribune Channel  across Knight Inlet to Port Harvey and had a great Pizza cooked from scratch by George.

Next morning we slipped out at 6AM and headed down Johnstone Straits hitting Seymour narrows at slack with in 3 minutes and moored at Discovery Harbor. Ray and Sue Biggs were there and we had a nice chat with them.

Next morning at the crack of 9:30 we left Campbell River and headed south in Georgia Straits. The water was fine with a slight push from the tide until we got past Comox then all hell broke loose and we were heading straight into a 40 knot winds with 6 to 7 foot breakers. We slowed to 9 knots and when we got to Belinas Island the waves were very large and breaking so we headed paralell to the waves shore towards shore and hugged the shoreline through the small islands until we got to Nanaimo. This was the worst water of the whole 2900 miles we have traveled so far. We checked the Dodd Narrows chart and we could hit slack perfectly so we forged on to Montague Harbor which was very crowded with boats scrambling to get out of the wind. This morning we left Montague Harbor at the crack of noon and now we are at our beloved Roche Harbor.

Tomorrow we will head home if the wind is fair to us.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Burly Bay Nimmo Bay

Robert and I went back to Sullivan Bay to Meet Cheryl's plane and then Robert left the next day.

The next morning Cheryl and I idled to Burly Bay (about 6 miles)  to anchor for the night. Burly Bay is just off  of Mackenzie Sound  is not used much and it is only four miles from Nimmo Bay.  It was very pleasant quiet evening.

Next afternoon we went back to Nimmo Bay Resort for a helicopter ride to the top of the world and dinner.

We lifted off at 5PM and the helicopter ride was spectacular.  We landed on top of Kingcome Glacier and were served ice cold champaign and fresh strawberries to enjoy the breath taking view. This trip was truly an awesome flight never to be forgotten. When we got back to the lodge about 7:15 PM we enjoyed a wonderful dinner at the lodge with several other guests. After dinner we were treated to Songs and stories lead by Greg Murray owner and founder of Nimmo Bay Resort. We highly recommend this wonderful unique and friendly resort! Today we will begin our journey back to home base stopping tonight at Port Harvey.