I am sitting in Nancy's Bakery charging the computer and writing this blog. Janet has gone to the store to buy a few additional provisions. We will depart in a bit for Herriut Bay, our jumping off point for the Broughtons. Tomorrow we will have to time our departure to make it up through the rapids which must be transited at slack.
We had a great run on our sail north out of Pender Harbor yesterday. Winds were largely on our stern with steady winds of as much as 27 knots. We reduced sails (reefed) to the second reef point and sailed with our main only. Seas were a bit confused at first, but as the day progressed a gentle swell from the south, along with a current of about 2 knots, carried us North at about 6.5 knots.
We continue to check out our new stuff and work out the kinks. New sails are fabulous, rigging is holding it's own, lazy jacks are easy to use, reef nettles keep the foot of the reefed sail under control, preventers are easy to use and do a great job of holding the boom over where it should be, all making for a great experience on the water.
We have a few photos to post, but I forgot to bring the camera up, so they will have to wait for our next wifi opportunity.
|Winds were up, making for some fairly gnarly looking|
seas. Check out these white caps.