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.
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.