Wild Side

Summer is showing us her wild side this year with a June storm that felt like January!! The barometer took a dive and OMOO took off, rounding up under reefed sails in 30KNOT GUSTS!!  What a ride!!

We left False Creek Fisherman’s Wharf around noon in drizzle and light wind, but by the time we got around Point Atkinson the wind was howling through the rigging.  Making the turn we pulled out the main to 2/3 and the jib to 1/3.  Turns out we should have reefed down the main a little more.  Taking the gusts abeam OMOO was overpowered by the main and ignored the wheel and angle of the rudder.  She rounded up and dumped the wind.  Getting past Horseshoe Bay in a hurry calmed things down to a dull roar and we headed for Hawlkett Bay on Gambier Island.   Great shelter in those winds!!

The sun was kind the next morning and we were off to a rendezvous with Daydream.  Getting there was a mix of sun, rain, wind and logs.  But it was all worth the trip.  We rafted up with JD in the middle of a log sorting operation!!  Soooo interesting to see all this machinery close up and dudes hard at work.

This is where it’s happening folks!!

https://www.google.ca/maps/place/Howe+Sound/@49.4620569,-123.4524073,12z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x5486436d6ae812b1:0x9d6730c7f773ce58!8m2!3d49.4725075!4d-123.2758925

 

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  1. Great hearing from you and enjoying your adventure! 🙂 We’ve just had 5 days in our “land boat”. Lots of fun in Pemberton at a beautiful camp ground. Hiking, camp fires, weiner roasts, smores, reading and enjoying our kids. Look forward to your next blog.
    Lv, Jo and Mike

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