Port McNeill,love this town!!

WE used to live here, at least, i did with Annie, my little cat, Bert was working in Vancouver at the time, we made good friends here, and during this visit we saw some of them again.    The three boats tied to the dock, and the lovely chores started of laundries, grocery shopping, vacuum the boat, do some baking, vacuum again, more groceries, i was quite pooped after being at the dock there.   We did go out for dinner and there we met up again with Mo and Bob, the friends who saved me, when i had fallen on the black ice and broken my wrist.     Folks here are kind ,life is simple, away from the big city, people help each other, and are always there for each other.   Like i said, love this town!!!!   The marina eagles were there, waiting for us, sitting on top of the mast of the largest sailboat, and just yak up a storm to each other.    We filled with fuel, and headed out on May 13 th, at 10.15, good thing i write these things down otherwise i would not have a clue!!!Journey to Glacier Bay 097.JPGNew solar panel, a proud Bert showing it off, it was sent to us from Chemainus of all places!!!    Good price too!!!Journey to Glacier Bay 099.JPG Continue reading

Rendezvous in Port Neville.

Once we had Campbell River behind us, and the rapids in Seymour Narrows, we high tailed it to Port Neville, where we hoped to meet up with sv Baraka Bashad, with her wonderful owners,  Vaughan and Rita, we always anchor well to the back, its quiet there, and we have seen grizzle bears there and have been circled by pacific White sided dolphins , playing around our bow.  Vaughan and Rita arrived a few hours later and it truly was a wonderful site to see that fine boat come around the corner!!Journey to Glacier Bay 064.JPGJourney to Glacier Bay 064

Beautiful little place, this Gowlland bay.

We motored around in the evening, it is very peaceful there, not much action at the April Point resort, but the water is so clear, so much life in it, we found several colonies of urchins, very healthy looking ones, the tide runs hard there, we had to be careful, around the corner we found a huge amount of log booms, tied up , waiting to be pulled to the mills, the seals love lying on the logs, but they had not counted on visitors, they ranched in color from light grey to black, all with a shocked look on their face.    Eagles were sitting at the shore, a lone marten scurried through the beach, the air smelled so clean, so fresh, i finally had the feeling of cruising, of venturing out there in our home, our sailboat.Journey to Glacier Bay 036.JPGMassive amounts of logs, tied near the shore, perfect place for the seals to hang out. Continue reading