Tuesday, April 21, 2009



We are anchored in Bull Harbor at the top of Vancouver Island waiting for the wind to take us north. The sailing to this point has been fantastic. We have even had sunny days with southeasterlys. We have been treated to incredible rainbows, their colors extremely intense. There was an air show over our heads, they seemed to be the Canadian equivalent of the Blue Angels, performing rolls, spins, loops and made a heart with smoke. The most impressive stunt however was when all 9 of them buzzed us, they were so low we could see into the cockpits. The scenery in Johnstone Strait was brilliantly breathtaking. Cape St. James sliced through the quiet waters with steep snowcapped mountains on either side dipping down into the water. It was so peaceful, that is until a huge Killer whale surfaced right next to us and we both jumped in surprise. There has been a day or two of rain, that's when the new dodger proved its worth. To round out the trip as we approached Bull Harbor we were escorted by a pod of Dahls Porpoises playing in the bow wave. I can never get enough of them.

Anchorages; Griffin Bay, Bedwell, Montague Harbor, Nanimo, Fannie Bay, Kanish Bay, Port Neville, Pearse Island, Bull Harbor.

The only disappointment so far has been my Verizon phone. It has not been able to sent photos to the blog from Canada as I had hoped. Oh well.

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