Just a quick placeholder post for family and friends who may be checking up on where we are.  Make that Campbell River at the far end of the Salish Sea.  Four days – we made great time while taking advantage of the balmy days.  Not a drop of rain has fallen on our heads and we’ve succeeded with every problem solving challenge thrown our way.

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We’ve got a third crew member northbound in David Mundie. Jack’s roommate at Cal and Bordeaux.  A great cook and master birdwatcher, he’s also documenting the trip on his Facebook page. Isn’t this a cool photo of Jack the Skipper coming up the companionway to greet another day?

I’ll get around to taking notes and posting a real post soon, but for the time being I’ve just been sitting up on the spinnaker box leaning on the mast, keeping watch and taking in the suddenly broadened horizons. What a change from cleaning boat, provisioning, cleaning house, and finally casting off!  Despite the not insignificant physical toil of keeping boat and crew moving north, the strain and pain of just getting out of town have disappeared and I feel great.



Author: Carol McCreary

10 Inside Passages to Alaska. 10,000 miles. 10,000 hours on the S/V Aurora. This is the story of how Jack and I took up sailing late in life and are now finally getting the hang of it.

3 thoughts on “Underway!”

  1. Greetings, Carol!
    So glad to hear you are off for another summer of explorations. I love reading your blog posts and hearing updates of some of the places we visited in 2008 and 2012. Your appreciation for the places you visit and your interest in the history, culture, and wildlife really add to my interest in getting up north again too.
    Thanks, Jan
    (on the hard in Portland, OR)

  2. How wonderful to hear from Jan and Helene. Have talked to only two other sets of cruisers: all Oregonians. You all rock.

    We’ve made great headway and are now in Prince Rupert, after about 150 miles of wilderness, broken only by two small native villages – Klemtu and Hartley Bay. Otherwise nary a house and certainly not a summer timber camp or fish farm. Wow. David has documented our 15 stops and you can survey them using Google Earth. Befriend David Mundie – tell him I sent you – and see his Facebook post.

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