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Sitting it out in Sidney

JUNE 27, 2016  |  We’re aiming for Barkley Sound this trip, on the west coast of  Vancouver Island. An ambitious goal, that requires a stretch of calm weather as we head out the Strait of Juan de Fuca. Although the weather is perfect where we are, the forecast is for strong winds, so we are spending some extra time around Haro Strait.

Our first day was a fast trip from Seattle to Mystery Bay, with good currents. A lazy start the next day for making a crossing to the San Juans, very calm, but a long trip because we were able to meet up with friends Ken and Carol who were in the area. We agreed to meet in Reid Harbor on Stuart Island, and we showed them the way to the trail to Tip Top, the high point of the island. The promised views did not disappoint.

We needed to stop in Sidney, BC, to clear customs, and load up on forbidden groceries. So we are spending the night at the Sidney Marina, which is really quite pretty.

Very easy trip so far, every thing is working, except the anchor light, and we are happy to be ack in our floating summer home.

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