Sidney to Montague – 20170901 to 20170904

I was back in Victoria for a few days of interviews and decided to get out sailing again.  Things are going well on the job front and it looks like I’ll be working sooner rather than later so gotta take advantage of this nice weather while I still can.

I slept on the boat Thursday night and cast off Friday morning.  It was a beautiful morning but the winds were light so I pretty much motored most of the way to Montague.

Beautiful day on the water / Google Photos
Peaceful hot day / Google Photos

It was HOT…  and there wasn’t much wind so I was sweating by the time I got tied up to the mooring buoy.  It’s not hard work but just moving around in the heat is enough to cause the sweat to start dripping.

Dripping With Sweating Just Sitting in the Sun / Google Photos

I relaxed for the afternoon and had a BBQ in the evening. It was very warm even after the sun went down which made for a beautiful evening sitting on deck watching the moon and stars come up. The moon looks almost full which makes for higher tides. Amazing how everything in life works together in a massive system. For every action there’s a reaction. Thoughts of the vastness of the universe, the enormity of life and my place in it faded to the sound of Bob Marley on the radio as I drifted into a deep slumber…

Next morning the sun came up revealing a peaceful morning with light winds.  I sat on the deck and enjoyed the start of the day while sipping a coffee.  Life’s good…

Great Start to the Morning / Google Photos

It was another hot day and I braved the heat and rowed across the harbour to the Marina to stock up on ice. Between the heat of the day and the drinks in the evenings my ice rations were running low and although I wasn’t looking forward to rowing across the harbour in 32C heat, I was really not looking forward to having a warm beer this afternoon and a drink with no ice this evening. Funny where motivation comes from sometimes… 😉

Great End to the Afternoon / Google Photos

I relaxed for most of the rest of the afternoon and enjoyed a beautiful sunset and a break from the heat as the sun went down.

Love the Colours at Sunset / Google Photos

The next day was another hot one without a cloud in sight. I went for a short hike midday and relaxed on the boat in the heat for the remainder of the day.

Another Hot Day in the Gulf Islands / Google Photos

Finally on the 4th day it was time to head back to Victoria. I have a couple of condos to look at over the next few days and negotiate a job offer. The winds were decent which made for some good sailing on the way home.

Easy Sailing in the Sun / Google Photos

I felt very lucky to be spending the day on the water which helped cool things down a bit. It was still very warm and I enjoyed a long, relaxing day sailing.

Life's Good on the Water / Google Photos
Another Hot Day in the Sun / Google Photos

I arrived back at home port around 15:30, cleaned up and headed back in to Victoria. Doesn’t get much better than this…

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