Thursday, August 9, 2012

Secret Cove - 8/8/2012

We watch the weather reports closely, anticipating a crossing of the Strait of Georgia in a day or so, and want to get a bit farther south to shorten the cross.

A lighter sky this morning gives us hope after last night's high winds.

Jim, today's harbour master, helps us untie our lines, and replace the fenders in their normal position.  Herb attaches the dingy and we are on our way.

It is overcast as we begin our cruise to Secret Cove, and we telephone to confirm our reservation for moorage.

We heard that many people there had cancelled plans to cross the Strait today, and are staying another night.

The wind picks up and the sea is choppy.  We are taking it on the bow in Malaspina Strait, so not too rough at this point.  We hear on marine radio Grief Point near us has 13 knots, and Sister Island has six.  

We see many sailboats taking advantage of the wind, and know someone is having an exciting time heeling.

The front continues to come in and the seas are four to six feet as we leave the protection of Texada Island.  

We overtake Lyman and Janeane on Zuma on our starboard and learn they may cross the Strait of Georgia today.  We wish them safe travel.

No more photos on the water today; it is very rough and I keep busy making sure things stay in their places -- or putting them back!

Nothing breaks!

We arrive at Secret Cove and are greeted by Jeff of Messmerized, who catches our bow line.  Later we visit with Fred and Bernie of Day Dreamer III, Ann of Cascadia, Gerry and Cindy of Celtic Sea, and Bob and Betsy of C-Dory Sea Pal.

Find Willie's Tug...........

Dinner is at the Upper Deck Restaurant.  I can't resist halibut with vermouth blueberry sauce, broccoli, roasted sweet potatoes, and Parmesan risotto rice.


My Back Yard -- that first step is a killer!

Willie of Willie's Tug,
   and of Walldog, Willie and Jake
   Wednesday, August 8, 2012

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