The trip to Desolation Sound actually took only eighteen days, due largely to good weather and some scheduling requirements but was an amazing success. Most nights were spent at peaceful anchorages and most days were spent sailing although the motors were used when necessary and marinas were welcomed occasionally for showers and laundry. (and oh yes, ice cream)
Here is the route for the trip. If anyone knows how to post this as an active Google Earth file, it has all my photos geo-tagged on it.
I was planning to run this leg right into the annual Sucia Island Small Boat Rendezvous but had to drop back home for my passport. I was home for a day and then off to Sucia for another six. I’m home now and catching up on what stacked up during almost a month of playing hookey. I’ll be back in the shop soon.
Anyway here a few photos to show what the attraction of a trip to Desolation Sound is.
And a farewell shot of the company on our last day in Montague Harbour on Galiano Island.
Chuck, his crew Suzie Jo, Me (really bad shot), Michael’s crew Heather, and Michael.
I have to apologize for losing the photos from the first half of the trip. That’s why there are no shots of Jamie or Wayward Lass. He left earlier on the day that I accidentally deleted all my photos. :-(
A few short videos:
Self steering in Malaspina Strait
Drifting up to Prideaux Haven
Malaspina Strait again. Baggywrinkle powering through the swell. Friendship is keeping up under sail.
If you still haven’t had enough, there are more photos here.
I’ll post the last (Sucia) leg when I get the photos sorted.
Thanks for looking in.
-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglas boats he would have given us fibrerglas trees. http://thecanadianschooloffrenchmarquetry.com/