Saturday, September 12, 2009
Sept 8, 2009
Had a lovely breakfast at he coast hotel then we went to the wine making store and ordered 60 bottles of “home Made white and red wine for our trip next year.
It seems that if you have the wine made then you put it in containers it is classified as food and you avoid some rather substantial taxes. We got Lodi California Cab and a New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc.
At the crack of noon we shoved off for Montague Harbour hitting Dodd narrows at High slack tide. It was a real traffic jam with sail boats going as slow as they possibly could like 4 .5 knots through the narrows.
I made reservations at the Hummingbird restaurant which involves a wild and crazy ride in an old Ford school bus. They pick you up near the dock at road side and the bus can barely make it up the hills to the restaurant. Coming back was a different story careening around corners way to fast and coming to a screeching halt in a cloud of dust at the same place he picked us up. Frankly I was scared
s---less during the ride back and imagined the bus driver was either crazy or had had a few too many. Guess I am showing my age.
Wed, Sept 9, 2009
We headed for Roche Harbour which is only 18 miles away.
Fueled up lucky and got in the outstation.
Had a nice two days in Roche Harbor including a killer clam, mussel and oyster dinner on board. We went with the Timm’s to Westcott Bay Oyster Co and purchased all the fixings. We also visited English Camp where the British and Americans had the Pig War in a boarder dispute.
Friday Sept 11 2009
Left Roche Harbor and cruised to Lopez Island Fisherman Bay to try out the RHYC Outstation. It was empty so we decided to spend two days there. The weather is wonderful in the high seventies and the restaurant at this resort is very good.
Sept 12 2009
Went into town (Lopez) today to the farmers market and to see all the shops and the local Museum. Lopez is a very nice place to visit and the folks there are very friendly. The Bay is large with good anchorage and the view is stunning looking toward the west end of the Bay.
Tuesday, September 08, 2009
Tuesday Sept 1st 2009
We moved to Elworthy Island yesterday in Waddington Channel about 8 miles from Toba Wildernest.
There are wonderful clams, Oysters, Prawns and good cod fishing here and it is a very pleasant view from our anchorage. Within a mile of this anchorage there is a very large oyster farm.
Early this morning we drug anchor and awoke to Gary pulling our anchor up a bit. We reset the anchor and when out to pull our prawns pots. While we were out pulling our prawn pot and catching Ling cod Gary called to tell us we need to come back and reset again
After resetting the anchor the wind came up again and Noon Balloon moved off of our anchor and set their own because we were still swinging too close to shore.
Thursday Sept 3rd
Today we will move Prideaux Haven.
We relaxed in this peaceful Bay in the rain for two days.
Sat Sept 5 2009.
We moved to Squirrel Cove and went to the general store to get supplies.
Sunday September 6, 2009
Moved from Squirrel Cove to Pender Harbour. The seas were rough and we were thankful to have a heavy boat with stabilizers.
Monday Sept 7th Labor Day
Pulled anchor early and steamed a crossed Georgia straights to Nanaimo.
Arrived by 10 am.
Put on 200 gallons of fuel which should be enough to gat back to USA and lower fuel prices.
Spent a quiet afternoon with Gary and Cheryl in the Muddy Water Pub drinking Sleemans beer.
A dinghy trip to have a dinner party at the Dinghy Dock Pub with El, Ruth, Herb, Mary, Gary, Lenore Cheryl & Jim.