2013 Gulf Island Cruise
A crowded anchorage but peaceful and pretty. Fireworks were shot off at dusk from the shore. We took a short walk in the park on Sunday prior to departure.
|Jah Mon in Prevost Harbor. Note the water and sun, a trademark of this cruise.|
|The Countess and the large madrona tree on Stewart.|
These will be called arbutus in BC. We want one for home.
Arrival Port Browning (North Pender) 13:30 where we docked for free and had a great pub lunch. Very high marks for good food at reasonable prices. This is a favorite anchorage for us but today we experimented and found we could dock for a free touch while we had a meal. All was good but the Count received a bee sting while practicing his disc golf putts on a recreation target on the lawn. Departed 15:00
|Two C-42s having fun. Note the mast rake differences|
if you can. Jah Mon seemed further raked aft.
|In search of civilization... ICE! L'il Mon goes fast out and back to Lyall from Horton Bay, Maybe 5 miles total.|
|The yellow circle is where we stuck on the rock for 30 minutes or so. Not a good thing, but no water incoming on the boat so all is good to go for the trip.|
|Messing about in the Straits of Georgia, coming into Active Pass with lots of ferry traffic and barges, then a leisurely motor to Wallace Island's Princess Cove. A bit of sailing as noted by the green line, motoring when the line is red.|
|Greg and Sonia rescuing L'il Mon from the beach in Princess Cove. It went walkabout!|
The Countess looks on from Jah Mon in the background.
|The green line is a spinnaker race between Comocean and Jah Mon. Great fun. No mainsail.|
|Count Ferrari watching the spinnaker trim on Jah Mon while Comocean threatens her 'Cone of Death'.|
|Simon Cox of Yachts West awards a week's condo in Puerto Vallarta,|
gifted from Frank Butler of Catalina Yachts.
|Great fun, food, and folks. What could be better?|
|Note the masts. Most were Catalina of all sizes. You will have to read the text to get more data.|
|The food just kept coming! If you went away hungry you didn't show up.|
|Jah Mon accepting visitors for the entire weekend.|
2nd race of the day, Rowers switch at the turn.
|Pirates race! Click on the text above for a watching of the blindfolded rower race. Communication from passenger|
was the key to a good run.
|The dogs of the Catalina Rendezvous. All were well behaved and fun to have around. Talking to these|
dogos made us miss our own who had to stay and guard the farm.
|Astroman and the Countess go ashore to exercise a bit.|
|Beaumont Park on South Pender is great place to walk. Provisions needed if one is going to the Mount Norman!|
|Crossing the border and finding a refuge from the predicted 25k night wind from the NW in Deer Harbor on Orcas.|
July 16, Tuesday
Full sun and some wind to 25k from the N
Deer Harbor to Anacortes Marina
|The last leg of our fun.|
We motored and sailed as indicated with the red and green lines. We even had a man overboard drill when the Count's San Diego Yacht Club cap blew off and we had to turnaround to retrieve it. All crew did well.
|Count Ferrari with a typical meal, au gratin potato, BBQ rock fish, tossed salad with a toast of chilled wine.|
All in and eating way too much the Count didn't gain weight for this trip!