JUNE 26-JULY 1 – HOME TO MAPLE BAY

Getting close to civilization and we’re NOT READY FOR IT!!  Into Victoria Harbor for a fuel stop and then decided to head for Pender Island.

Sideways Sally went a bit sideways on the wheel trying to avoid Kelp Reefs and got a bit too far into the shipping lane at Boundary Pass.  In her own defence the new chart plotter does not show the shipping lanes as clearly as the old one did, but that didn’t help when the container ship rounded Turn Point.  It was a scramble to get back over to the Canadian side of the shipping lane and out of harm’s way.  YIKES, a few tense moments, “WE’RE GONNA DIE!!”

https://www.google.ca/maps/place/Turn+Point,+Washington+98250,+USA/@48.6884322,-123.2371371,11z/data=!4m2!3m1!1s0x548f610fcc199243:0xc9bd84

Hershey takes the wheel, and gets the boat going into the wake, I’m hanging on for dear life, the coffee cups are smashing up in the cockpit and he’s saying “GET THE GO PRO, GET THE GO PRO.”  The wake had to be about 4 meters and that’s the biggest seas of the whole trip.  OH, and we had a little hatch open below because it was so hot out.  Guess what?  ALOT OF WATER CAN GET IN A LITTLE HATCH!!  So almost died AND gave the cabin a saltwater bath.

A little debriefing over the glass of wine that evening, and alot of wishing we were back up north where there’s no other boats.  However, a great sleep and meeting up with friends the next day cured all our sorrows.

HOME IN MAPLE BAY, THANK YOU SKIPPER FOR AN AMAZING TRIP!!

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