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Old 07-14-2016, 08:02 PM   #241
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Hey everyone! We are making our way back down the inside passage. We will be meeting up with Crusty Chief for the famous pig roast at Eco Bay. Should be in Port McNeill in a few days. I will update the blog there. Today we had whales breaching just off the boat and we got some great pics! Awesome trip so far!!!
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Old 07-14-2016, 11:55 PM   #242
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Oh Man!
A cruising and party animal to hang with! Been kinda lonely without you two!
Not like the environment sucks, but so much more fun with good friends!
Gonna rest up for the next day or so. I'll need it so we can prepare for the Party at Pierre's.
I mean after all, you can only watch Whales, dolphins, Eagles, Spirit bears, beavers, minx,roaring Rapids and so on just so many times.
Be safe bud on the trip back down, Tracey is looking forward to her sister for some company other than this old fart!
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Old 07-15-2016, 10:41 AM   #243
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Tom, you been really highballing it home; I've been following you.

Earlier in the week, forget just when or where, you made a very dramatic course change.

Moving along nicely then a 90 to port for a ways then a 180 for quite a while before returning to your original course. I think it was a time-out of about 90 minutes.

Rescue?
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Nooner?
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Old 07-18-2016, 05:34 PM   #244
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Tom, you been really highballing it home; I've been following you.

Earlier in the week, forget just when or where, you made a very dramatic course change.

Moving along nicely then a 90 to port for a ways then a 180 for quite a while before returning to your original course. I think it was a time-out of about 90 minutes.

Rescue?
Whale watch?
Nooner?
Whales and halibut!!! Wish it was a nooner, but no auto pilot
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Old 07-18-2016, 05:38 PM   #245
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We are in the Broughtons for the next couple of weeks before heading home. Hang'in with Crusty Chief and having tons of fun, but I have to get use to 6kts instead of 8-9 but as he pointed out I was missing cool stuff at that high of speed!!!!


Currently at Sullivan Bay for a few days, then off for some pig roast! I will update the blog when I get somewhere to post pics......75 and sunny here today! have logged over 2500 miles so far.
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Old 07-18-2016, 06:29 PM   #246
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We are in the Broughtons for the next couple of weeks before heading home. Hang'in with Crusty Chief and having tons of fun, but I have to get use to 6kts instead of 8-9 but as he pointed out I was missing cool stuff at that high of speed!!!!
Sounds like you will still be farther North when we are in Desolation next week. If you happen to be in the area though, you can find where we are with the SPOT link below.
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Quote:"Nooner?Whales and halibut!!! Wish it was a nooner, but no auto pilot"


Shocked, just totally shocked to read this language on this wholesome family column. To think, to think that one has no auto pilot on such a fine boat is totally unacceptable!!

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Old 07-20-2016, 06:19 PM   #248
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Quote:"Nooner?Whales and halibut!!! Wish it was a nooner, but no auto pilot"


Shocked, just totally shocked to read this language on this wholesome family column. To think, to think that one has no auto pilot on such a fine boat is totally unacceptable!!

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But it is true!!! Cape Caution sucked both ways, Dixon Entrance was OK going up and glass coming back down. Off to Eco Bay tomorrow....

Oh and Crusty is the skate catching champion of Sullivan Bay!!!!
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Old 08-02-2016, 12:35 PM   #249
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Hey all,

Just made 3 new entries on the blog, Chapter 26, 27 and 27A. Trying to catch up. We are currently in Desolation sound in Lund. We have about a week left before we start our run to the San Juans and then home. Awesome adventure so far.

Here are a few pics to wet your appetite. More on the blog.
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I have added another blog entry, Chapter 28. We are currently in Lund. Almost done. Will be heading home in a week or so.....


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Old 08-04-2016, 12:09 AM   #251
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Lund

This was a very very busy place. Between 11 am and noon, any boats moored for one night have to be gone! Then the shuffling of boats begin and hordes of boats are calling in to get a spot. This place is not really that big and the staff parks, side ties to get as many in as possible. The harbor staff were great.

This is also mile 0 for highway 101 which goes south to Mexico.

The ladies wanted a dress up night so we all actually took showers and the guys put their best on. The restaurant, The Board Walk, however was a hugh disappointment. Took an hour to get our food and the service really sucked. It's sad because this place is a gold mine and management really needs to step up here.
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The ladies wanted a dress up night so we all actually took showers and the guys put their best on. The restaurant, The Board Walk, however was a hugh disappointment. Took an hour to get our food and the service really sucked. It's sad because this place is a gold mine and management really needs to step up here.
Maybe it was your scrubbed freshness and Oregon cologne. I've heard mostly good things about the place.
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Maybe it was your scrubbed freshness and Oregon cologne. I've heard mostly good things about the place.
Lund and the other business were great. Just this eatery......
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ASD is spot on. It's been hit or miss for years.

Mostly miss.
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ASD is spot on. It's been hit or miss for years.

Mostly miss.
Hmmm, too bad.
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Chapter 29 Lund to Mansons Landing

We watered up and left Lund with all the other boats. Endless Tymes suggested we stop and do some bottom fishing outside the restricted area. We fished in about 200ft and I caught 2 sharks and Kay kicked all our buts with 2 nice golden eye (I call them red snapper). A few hours later we were in Mansons Landing after dodging all the rocks at the point. What a great anchorage. The cars along the shore was a surprise.

We anchored in 80ft and had our friends side tied to us. I set the anchor rode with 300ft of chain as the current and wind came up. Held with no issues. We went ashore and walked over to the clear, warm lake for a swim. This was such a joy. The anchorage is a bit crowed but you can find room.

Tracey from Pairadice fixed an absolutely awesome meal with grilled tuna, mushrooms and a crab sauce. Thank you Tracey for a great great meal.

We had a relaxing evening and it gets dark a little earlier. Tonight it was pitch black and you could see stars and the out line of a town on Vancouver Island. Tomorrow will be a sad day as the Pairadice will be separating from us to explore the rest of the island. We will stay with Endless Tymes and start down the east side of Georgia Straits. The plan is to stop in Ballet Bay then down the rest of the Sunshine Coast to Falls creek to sample Vancouver BC.
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We had a relaxing evening and it gets dark a little earlier. Tonight it was pitch black and you could see stars and the out line of a town on Vancouver Island.
Tom, if it is clear at night you should be able to see some pretty good meteor showers up there.
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We are in Ballet Bay and what a sky last night!!! I am loving these little anchorages...
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Hey Bud,

We anchored in Gourge and went to happy hour at the Float House nice gig they have there and what a difference from the Board Walk. The list of issues at the Board Walk are to many to list and it's a real shame. If management dosent address the problems they will lose lots of customers, and most of the people we talked to that ate there had the same experiance.

We are now at the Public dock in the Okeover arm and having dinner at the Laughing Oyster tonight. Try to give ya a review tomorrow if we can.

Tracey says the company made the dinner, we miss you guys and hope you have a safe trip home.
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Hey Bud,

We anchored in Gourge and went to happy hour at the Float House nice gig they have there and what a difference from the Board Walk. The list of issues at the Board Walk are to many to list and it's a real shame. If management dosent address the problems they will lose lots of customers, and most of the people we talked to that ate there had the same experiance.

We are now at the Public dock in the Okeover arm and having dinner at the Laughing Oyster tonight. Try to give ya a review tomorrow if we can.

Tracey says the company made the dinner, we miss you guys and hope you have a safe trip home.
We are having a blast at Bellet Bay. Very nice anchorage. Miss you all a lot.
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