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Old 08-05-2017, 09:16 PM   #1
Durant F
City: Pembroke
Country: Canada
Vessel Model: Helmsman Camano among several
Join Date: Jul 2017
Posts: 534
Travels of "Emma B" (JD powered Helmsman)

Quick update.
Scott was kind enough to come with me through the lock from Lake Union out. Made it to Port Ludlow the first night July 26th. Since then have been to Everett (strong currents docking alone), Friday Harbour (love it!), checked into customs and stayed a couple of days at Sidney on Vancouver Island (love it too), went further along to Van Isle Marina (great spot). From there to Chemainus, then Lady Smith, on to Nanaimo. Friends I have met for many years sailing in the Abaco's live there. We had a couple of great visits and all commented how odd it seemed meeting there, not in the Bahamas. Today I crossed the Strait of Georgia. It had been blowing but today was near flat calm. Felt like fog the entire crossing with the smoke from the BC fires! It is literally that much of a smoke haze! Tieing up at Gibsons for a few days. My good friend John will be happy to get my dingy, outboard tools and various other gear out of his garage that he so graciously stored for me after I sold my last boat. I'll be happy to get the items back as well. He's away until Monday..... I feel a Tuesday morning hangover coming on :-)
While in Chemainus, I picked up and installed a 265 watt solar panel. It mounted nicely on the aft cockpit upper deck extension. Even with the haze it has kept me from plugging in since installed.
Once my other gear is aboard and visits over, I'll be Desolation asound bound... then the Broughtons
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