THE BROUGHTONS

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ESPERANZA, THE GREENPEACE BOAT IN THE BROUGHTONS.
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PORT MCNEILL SCHOOLKIDS WERE ON THE DOCKS WITH THESE CANOES.

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JUNE 2 – PILLOW STORAGE

Sideways is back to the boat and thirsty. Opening the fridge she finds a PILLOW!! After sorting through things to find a beer she thinks of sailing and goes to the V-berth to retrieve charts. IT’S A TSUNAMI!! Charts everywhere!! Suddenly she realizes, she’s been organizing things ALL WRONG! Everything in it’s place?? What a sssilly idea.

Hershey’s been at boat projects to prepare for the next leg of the trip. Anyone who knows him knows there’s a method to his boat madness. Projects take on a life of their own onboard OMOO and enhance our sailing comfort and efficiency. The pillow in the fridge was holding up some styrofoam being velcroed to the lid to insulate it better. The paper charts were in disarray in a bit of a panic when the new chart plotter went down enroute to Kwatsi Bay in the Broughtons. The necessary chart was located so Ken and Hershey were able to pull into nearby Echo Bay. The problem was solved when Hershey reinstalled the software, downloading the charts onto the Garmin. WHEW, NEVER GO ANYWHERE YOU DON’T HAVE PAPER CHARTS!!

Ken’s entry on the log that day:

MAY 18 – Departed Port McNeill at 12:30. Motored ’til 15:30 on way to Kwatsi Bay then went to sails. Water temp 15.0 C. About 17:00 chart plotter malfunctioned so we mae Pierre’s (at Echo Bay) by visual @ 18:45 (no Pierre). No cell service or wifi. TELL OUR FAMILIES WE LOVE THEM.

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