Boyle Cove to Snug Harbor
10 August 2012 | North Channel
Working out with the CycleOps on the foredeck.
Well, this morning dawned cold, rainy, and very windy. Wait! That's exactly how I started yesterday's blog...and that's because this morning is a carbon copy of yesterday. As the day progresses the winds are supposed to get stronger and come directly out of the north. North is the worst possible direction for Boyle Cove, so we will be moving this morning to another anchorage called "Snug Harbor." Snug Harbor is aptly named, as it is protected from all wind directions and big enough for several boats to take shelter. We were exposed to the bigger waves when we were on the north side of Badgeley Point. We picked up protection from the waves after rounding the end of the point and entering the Lansdowne Channel. A short trip from there brought us to Snug Harbor. We got the anchor set on our second attempt. I have more trouble getting an anchor set in this anchorage than any other I've been in. I took Scupper to shore since it was too rough at Boyle Cove for him to go to shore. We did a little hiking and then motored around the perimeter of Snug. The rain has stopped but it is still cool and windy. I did a 50 minute workout on the CycleOps, then left it set up so I could do another workout later. I was below, relaxing when the winds picked up and it started to rain. The CycleOps is not really designed for outdoor use, so I quickly removed my bike and handed the CycleOps down to Patty through the forward hatch. It has continued to rain now for quite some time. I moved the grill from the rail to the cockpit table so I could grill the venison steaks we are having for dinner without getting wet. We had steak, green beans, and a salad for dinner. It's now so miserable outside that we put the companionway boards in and closed the hatch for the first time this vacation. Patty is practicing her steel drum and I am working on this blog and downloading some pictures from two different cameras which I will include in the blog when I get internet access next time. Tomorrow's forecast isn't sounding any better....YUCK!