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Arrival Saltspring Island
Cool/overcast/breezy
07/20/2012, Ganges Harbor

We spent last night at the SYC outstation at Ovens Island near Ladysmith, BC. We left this morning on the ebb and arrived in Ganges is just over 3 hours (23nm). Averaged almost 8 kts! Raining when we left, but stopped shortly after underway. We'll stay here until Sunday morning then re-enter the US and clear customs in Roche Harbor. Then on to Friday Harbr for a few days.

Change of plans
07/11/2012, Blind Channel Resort

We arrived at Blind Channel Resort yesterday (10July) and were planning to stay here one night before moving on to Lagoon Cove. We checked the weather and there is a high wind warning for Johnstone Strait now and for the next 4-5 days. Since we would have about 15 miles in the Strait with high winds on the nose and an opposing current, we've decided to abandon plans of going to the Broughtons. We remember this is a pleasure cruise with emphasis on pleasure! We have decided to stay an extra day here and the go back to Cortes Bay stay another couple of days and then head on back down to Garden Bay. After a few days there we will cross Strait of Georgia when winds are favorable and visit Nanaimo and slowly work our way back home. We still plan on arriving home the last week of July.

We had a great dinner at the Blind Channel Resort last night which features a German cuisine. We all opted for the Wienerschnitzel, red cabbage and spaetzle. Most Execellent!

We're off tomorrow to head back through the Yaculta Rapids and back into Desolation Sound (more clams and oysters!)

We are still having a ball, but realize we need to start eating the food on the boat!

Leaving for Blind Channel
07/09/2012, Cortes Bay

We plan to leave Cortes Bay early tomorrow morning to get to slack water at Yuculta Rapids. Great stay here at Corres Bay. Only 3 SYC boats here! We got our limit of clams and oysters again today. We had clams and linguini for dinner. We still have 150 clams in the bucket and 30 oysters in the fridge for appetizers tomorrow night! The clams will have to wait their turn. We like to let them flush the sand out before steaming them!

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