Sunday, October 03, 2010
When we pulled into our slip at the Everett 12th Street Yacht Basin we were given the honor of being welcomed by our wonderful neighbors Brian and Nancy with a beautiful banner on the Crown Jewel. It is a great feeling to be welcomed home!
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
We went from Salt Spring Island to Sydney then to Roche Harbor and on to Everett.
Our final leg from Roche Harbor to Everett was thick fog in the twisty rock infested Wasp Islands then a smooth passage in Deception Pass and a nice flat run from there to Everett.
It is good to be home and we have many great memories from this three and one half month venture North.
Some of these photos were from the Dinghy Dock pub in Nanaimo where Gary did a modeling show of his new T shirt , a few of the Okeover Inlet where they grow and harvest oysters and the Laughing Oyster restaurant and a few of the 12th stereo yacht Basin which is now the host of the fishing fleet until they fix a transformer on the commercial docks .
Our thanks to all our friends who we traveled with and shared this wonderful trip north.
Jim & Cheryl
Sunday, September 19, 2010
We stayed Friday & Sat night at the Ganges marina where we met with the Gary and Lenore and Lane and Jackie to see the annual Saltspring Island Country Fair with Chickens, pigs, cows and sheep. All the home made pies, cakes, cookies, home made bread and candy was on display with blue ribbons for the very best by the local judges. There was a tractor pull a steam engine, last century hand forging, but the high light was Lamb burgers with fried onions, mint jelly and greasy fries washed down with ice cold Salt Spring ale. Today we head for Sydney.
Friday, September 17, 2010
Campbell River, Squirrel Cove, Elworthy Island, Toba Wildernest, Okeover Inlet, Nanaimo.
On a fishing trip through Seymour narrows in the F16 Robert and Janie are posing in front of the Navigation light at the apex of the narrows. A sight seldom seen by mortals.
We left Campbell River and met Noon Balloon at At Squirrel Cove Then moved to Elworthy Island. There we caught some Ling Cod and made a good harvest of Prawns. Next we moved to Toba Wildernest and I went on two wonderful Seadoo Rides one for 53 miles and the second for 45 miles. On these rides I got to visit all our favorite locations in Desolation Sound including Forbes bay. Robert and I were fishing for Salmon and I had a shaker on when wham! an 20 pound Ling took the shaker and got hooked up.
It was a great fight and we had Ling Cod for dinner. Janie and I also caught some Black Rock cod and we really enjoyed a great fish dinner and a bowling tournament. At Toba Gary set a crab pot at 320 and got these never seen before weird crab. At the recommendation of the Mark and Kim Nance we enjoyed a really great dinner at the Laughing Oyster. It is an outstanding restaurant.