Friday, July 26, 2013

Day Zero of Desolation Sound -- Thursday, 7/25/2013 -- Day 76

As we leave Poet's Cove this morning, Frank and Pam on their new Tuggin' Aweigh Again, as well as Santolina with Greg and Kathy, arrive to break their trip before continuing to Ganges for the beginning of the Desolation Sound trip.  

Having lived the earlier years of my life in the flat lands of a southern state, I am in awe of rock, hills, PNW trees, mountains, and it is hard to do justice describing the Canadian landscape.  I stare at the foliage appearing from the rocky cliffs that rise so steeply into the sky.  

Such beauty!

What a view the residents atop the mountains must have.

At least two BC Ferries cruise by at all times in the waters south of Captain Passage and  Prevost Island.  We maintain our safe distance.

Willie's Tug's trip today cruising along with Vicki and Bruce on Moondance, is pleasant with a medium chop in the channel, and only a few hours from our destination of Ganges, Salt Spring Island.

We are greeted by Patrick Beattie, Ranger Tug alumnus, who directs us to our dock site.

With provisioning on our minds, we head for the Local Liquor Store to place an order for delivery down to our boats, then pick up a few items at the market to complete our list of food we need for a couple of days.

As we walk about, we stop to listen to some beautiful music which I think is provided by a professional, but am told the pianos are placed in different places in town for passersby to use.  

I think the baby is using his foot to create a duet.

Vicki, Bruce, Herb and I join Patrick and Gail for Happy Hour aboard their Bayliner, Last Call, and dinner is at our favorite Ganges restaurant, Calvin's.  

It is understandable that Calvin's is our favorite, as I forget to take a single photo!  Or is it the friends with us who make me forget the camera....

There is much story telling and so nice to be among friends and have this wonderful reunion.

Willie of Willie's Tug,
   and of Walldog, Willie and Jake
   Thursday, July 25, 2013

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