Its been a truly good summer though, we are never in a hurry, go here, go there, if the weather is good, one of the most important things is to get Balandra ready, i am not sure if she goes into the water this summer still, but she will be ready for sure.
She is safe in her “house”, and she will be ready for sure next spring to go to a new owner.
Bert has been working on the bottom paint, which is now all done, the next thing is to ready the hull for a new coat of paint.
On August 19th we sailed from Comox to Boho Bay, the wind was NW, around 10 knots, but the forecast called for a strong wind warning, also NW.
We sailed into Sabine channel and slowly the wind came up more and more, by the time we sailed between Lasqueti Island and Jervis island,it was blowing close to 20 knots, i had hoped to anchor again in Little Bull Passage, but Bert did not feel good about it this time, so we headed to Boho bay, supposedly a good place to be with a NW wind.
We tucked in nicely, next to Boho island, and relaxed, a bit……
It kept blowing, harder and harder, we had a rock wall behind us, i love our anchor, a 30 kg, Manson, and i trust it fully, but i have to admit, i was nervous there…
Long story short, all was well, all still well the next morning, even though i didn’t sleep, First mate’s job is a tough one at times….
Two more boats came and anchored near us, the wind did not let up and we had a NW all day, and again all night.
Its a beautiful spot, across the bay ,a huge rock wall rises out of the water, it all depended on how the sun would hit the rocks, every moment was different, people is their dinghy motored by and hollered into the rocks, listening to the magnificent echo!!
Bert went fishing the next morning, he was just dying to try to catch something. He didnt go far, just to the base of the giant rock wall, i was not watching so when he came back an hour later i figured he had not had any luck….. well, he said, look into the bucket!! yeah!!! right!! you didnt catch a thing heh???
But here, in the bucket, totally filling it, were three Ling cod, one more beautiful then the other, all of them over 26″ long!!
One of them was a gorgeous turquoise color with gold specks, even its eyes were turquoise , i thanked all three for giving us some very good food!!