Tuesday, 19 October 2021

Sechelt Inlet Voyage of Exploration

 This past August my old sailing pal Curtis and I met at at the Sechelt boat launch for a five day sailing voyage of Sechelt Inlet.
































Wednesday, 28 July 2021

First Sailing of 2021

 Due to a number of commitments and distractions in was not until mid July that Fib was launched this year.  We booked a slip in the Gibsons Marina for four days to allow us quick access without the need to rig. launch, park, etc.  Worked out well and we agreed that we should do this more frequently in the future.

Some pics....










 





 

Friday, 8 January 2021

Summer Time Lake Time

We did our annual trek to the family compound on Kootenay Lake in August and brought Fib along.  This was a particular nice year to be there as both our group boys joined us and it is always great to spend time with my mother-in-law.

Sailing wise it was mostly about short jaunts of a couple of hours or so alone or with family members.  Easy to do when tied up to the family dock.





Vying for our SCAMP attention this year is the 2018 Pleasureway camper we purchased in May.  A camper was always in our future plans but this year with the 'pandemic stay at home' which curtailed our international travel we just went for it.  Since May we have spent 53 nights in it and travel from Long Beach to the Saskatchewan border.




Monday, 22 June 2020

Last Day of Spring Sail

We had a breezy but sunny day so we decided to get out for a couple of hours sailing.

A nice run and broad reach down Soames Channel and then into the lee of Keats Island.  The stiff headwind and flooding tide meant that we motored back to Gibsons Marina and the take out ramp.





Wind calmed right down as we left Soame Channel into the lee of Keasts Island

Sailing - not Farley's favourite activity.

BC Ferry and Mt. Garibaldi

New wind vane working like a champ

This kit boarder sailed circles (literally) around us.

Crew watching the show



Wednesday, 17 June 2020

2020 Launch Day!

After all the pandemic associated worries, restrictions and closers this year our 2020 initial launch happened on May 15th at the Gibsons Marina.

After a few wacky moments like me hitting the motor throttle at the dock leaving Lisa and Farley behind and losing two fenders (as different times) we got underway for a fairly gusty (triple reefed) sail on Shoal Channel.

Stopped at Plumpers Cove Marine Park to stretch our legs and again at Granthams Landing to pop in on a little unofficial (socially distanced) happy hour group that meet there on Friday afternoon.

Nice to finally get out on the water!

PS - Found a fender washed up on the beach the next day.  Not ours but a suitable replacement.  Broke even!

A few pictures....








Sechelt Inlet Voyage of Exploration

 This past August my old sailing pal Curtis and I met at at the Sechelt boat launch for a five day sailing voyage of Sechelt Inlet.