Friday, July 19, 2013

Shopping -- Monday, 7/15/2013 - Day 66

A quick trip  to Sidney BC for some chart books will put us closer to being ready for the annual Ranger Tug trip to Desolation Sound.  Herb performs the routine checks on the boat, weather, tides, etc., and off we go on this Monday morning. He sets a course to go between Waldron Island and Skip Jack, but winds unexpectedly pick up as we enter President Channel and he alters a bit to go on the north side of Skip Jack, thus minimizing the rolling waves.

We have mostly four to five foot seas, not bad, then one 8 footer just before Turn Point on Stuart Island.  No photograph of it, as I am busy holding on.

As we pass Turn Point and head into Haro Strait, things begin to calm down and we have a pleasant cruise on into Canada, arriving in Sidney just in time for lunch.

We inhale the beauty of this lovely town as we make our way to the office to register for the moorage.

No matter how many times we visit, it is fresh and like new again to see what is available.  Jake watches with interest the sea creatures in the aquarium along the sidewalk, wondering what they are thinking and if he should run for cover.

From here to the end of the day it is all about Jake!  He meets so many people who want to give him a treat and pet him.  He makes his way behind the counter at the marina office for a second doggie biscuit.

We don't forget why we came today, and hurry on to Tanner's Book Store in search of the chart books.  They have one of the two we need, but for Jake they have more than he needs.

He looks into her eyes for the first treat,

then into her hand for the second,

Where there is one cookie, there is always another!
Willie of Willie's Tug,
   and of Walldog, Willie and Jake
   Monday, July 15, 20013

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