After a few days at the apartment I was itching to head out again. This time I was gonna go for an extended trip. Perhaps to Desolation Sound or up island somewhere… We’re heading back to NL for a wedding celebration (ours) in mid July so this was a chance for me to get away on Treylya before I’m away from her for a few weeks. BUT life get’s in the way… We are doing a ballroom dancing course and I just ordered a bunch of furniture which is due to show up next week… SOOOO, I gotta hang around next week… grrrr…
Oh well, one last outing this weekend I guess. Deb didn’t feel up to it so I headed out to Montague once again. Monday is a holiday (July 4th) for me so I might stay at Montague for a night and then head to Ganges for a few days.
I had great sailing for a couple of hours before the winds died off and I started the old diesel and chugged to Montague. There were no mooring buoys free so I was forced to anchor. I anchored at the southeast end of the harbour and there was virtually no cell coverage so I figured I would head to Ganges tomorrow. I settled in for an early night and drifted off to sleep.
Next morning was fair so I had breakfast and started out towards Ganges. I got part of the way across Captain Passage and found a nice 13-18 knot wind from the south. The weather forecast wasn’t great for the next few days and there were good winds today so I made a quick decision to enjoy the day sailing and head on back to Victoria. I tacked out thru Captain Passage to Swanson Channel and enjoyed a great sail back to Portland Island. These days are made for sailing.
I motored to Coal Island and had to fight a steady 3 knot current against me as I was heading into the harbour. Groan… What should have been 45 minutes turned into an hour and a half. Oh well, a bad day sailing is better than a good day at work…
Day 1: July 03, 2016
12:30 – 16:50 (04:20)
Distance: 16.8 nm
Sail Time: 02:34
Engine Time: 01:46
Day 2: July 04, 2016
09:50 – 15:19 (05:29)
Distance: 20.3 nm
Sail Time: 02:27
Engine Time: 03:02