Monday, May 31, 2010

Port Townsend to Sidney, B.C.

We stayed up later than we wanted last night trying to figure out how to attach photos to this blog with little success. Boy are we inept around computers! We can never seem to find a teen-age, computer wis for help when we need one. Sunday morning was cloudy but dry with a 10 to 20 knot wind forecast from the southeast...perfect for the run across the border to Sidney. Having completed our repairs, we bid farewell to Port Townsend and slid out of the narrow harbor entrance to gain some sea room for hoisting the jib back up the repaired furler and raising our main sail. Once that was done we pointed "Blue Rodeo" to the northwest, shut down our diesel engine and began sailing happily along. Anne soon busied herself in the galley making a delicious turkey curry in her new pressure cooker. The wind eventually died and a few rain showers returned so we restarted the engine and made swift work of the remaining miles to our destination. Doug and Patricia, who we met last year and own a Pacific Seacraft 37 based in Sidney were on the customs dock to meet us when we arrived and after a quick phone call to the authorities to clear into Canada, we proceeded to a vacant guest slip for the night. Doug and Patricia joined us aboard for dinner and we devoured Anne's turkey curry and a chocolate torte for dessert. Monday will be spent exploring Sidney and trying to get a few boat chores done. We'll also make plans as to our next stop along the way up the east side of Vancouver Island and once again, try to figure out the photo attachment feature of this blog site.

Cheers to everyone,

Mark and Anne

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