Sidney to Montague – 20160918 to 20160921

I didn’t get out sailing last week as I was (still…) working on the teak decking of the cockpit so I figured I’d try to get out for a sail for a few days this week.  On Sunday I provisioned, headed to the boat and cast off at 12:45.

The winds were looking great (15-18 knots from the SE) so with much anticipation I motored out of the harbour, raised the sails as I was nearing Coal Island and enjoyed a perfect sail up Swanson Channel to Active Pass, and onward to Montague.  I dropped the sail just as I was outside of Montague and motored in to the marina.  Things are pretty slow this time of year at Montague and I was one of the few transient boats at the marina.  It was a nice, quiet few days and they had a 2 for 1 deal on where if you paid for one night the second night was free.  Sweet.  This was the last week the marina services are open during the week.  Apparently you can still get fuel on the weekend during the offseason.

There were a few showers rolling thru during the evening and at night but the skies cleared the next morning and there was a beautiful mist on the mountains when I poked my head out.


I worked the rest of the day from my laptop aboard Treylya.  I’m fortunate enough to have a great job where as long as I have internet access I can work from anywhere.  I called my friend Wayne to see if he wanted to come over to join me for a few days.  He took the ferry over and we hung out.  I work EST hours so I started early (06:00) and at 14:00 (17:00 EST) Wayne and I would head up for a late lunch and beers.  Life’s good…  We spent the afternoons cruising around in the inflatable and hanging out on the beach or wandering the local trails.

Wayne caught the ferry back to Vancouver and I enjoyed another perfect sail back to Sidney on Wednesday.  The winds were from the NW and I was able to pretty much sail right to the marina.  It was great to relax for a few days and enjoy the last few days of summer.  I’m also pleased that the sails and the engine are both working great.


Day 1: 20160918
12:45 – 16:37 (03:52)
Distance: 17.1 nm
Total Sail: 03:00
Total Engine: 00:52

Day 2: 20160921
14:00 – 17:58 (03:57)
Distance: 17.7 nm
Total Sail: 03:16
Total Engine: 00:41

Trip Distance: 34.8 nm
Trip Sail Time: 06:16
Trip Engine Time: 01:33

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