Around Vancouver Island 2013

Vessel Name: Reborn
Vessel Make/Model: 1952 Wood Ketch out of Orkney Islands
Hailing Port: Nanaimo, BC Canada
Crew: Moe and Laurie
Moe, the Skipper, has many years of sailing experience. He owned his first sailing dinghy when he was 15 and sailed with his friends around the Sunshine Coast of BC. Later he discovered windsurfing and devoted many years to his board. [...]
Extra: Reborn is a 42' fibre glass over wood ketch built in the Orkney islands in 1952. In her life time she has been redone enough times to carry her name with pride. Reborn has served as a pilot boat, a pleasure motor craft and now as a ketch.
21 August 2013 | Winter Cove to Nanaimo
21 August 2013 | Sidney Spit to Winter Cove, Saturna Island
21 August 2013 | Victoria to Sidney Spit
21 August 2013 | Sooke to Victoria
14 August 2013 | Bamfield to Sooke
13 August 2013 | Ucluelet and Ucluelet to Bamfield
06 August 2013 | Ucluelet
06 August 2013 | Joe's Bay to Ucluelet
06 August 2013 | Tofino to Joe's Bay
06 August 2013 | Tofino
02 August 2013 | Bacchante Bay to Tofino
02 August 2013 | Hot Springs Cove to Bacchante Bay
02 August 2013 | Friendly Cove to Hot Springs Cove
02 August 2013 | Bodega Cove to Friendly Cove
02 August 2013 | Tahsis to Bodega Cove, Kendrick Island
28 July 2013 | Dixie Cove to Tahsis
27 July 2013 | Walter's Cove to Dixie Cove, Hohoae Island
25 July 2013 | Bunsby Islands to Walter's Cove, Kyoquot
25 July 2013 | Columbia Cove to Bunsby Islands
24 July 2013 | Walter's Cove, Kyoquot
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21 August 2013 | Winter Cove to Nanaimo

Day 39

Day 39 – August 29, 2013 Monday

21 August 2013 | Sidney Spit to Winter Cove, Saturna Island

Day 38

Day 38 – August 11, 2013 Sunday

21 August 2013 | Victoria to Sidney Spit

Day 37

Day 37 – August 10, 2013 Saturday

21 August 2013 | Sooke to Victoria

Day 36

Day 36 – August 9, 2013 Friday

14 August 2013 | Bamfield to Sooke

Day 35

Day 35 – August 8, 2013 Thursday

13 August 2013 | Ucluelet and Ucluelet to Bamfield

Day 33 and Day 34

Day 33 and Day 34, August 6 and 7, 2013 Tuesday and Wednesday

Day 29

06 August 2013 | Tofino
Day 29 – August 2, 2103 Friday

Having cell reception and internet in Tofino, we took advantage of the opportunity to catch up with family and friends at home. Moe called Jon, who we have sailed with many times, and they discussed Jon and Kate, Jon’s girlfriend, coming on board for a sail with us. They would be delighted to sail with us from Tofino to Ucluelet; it was just a matter of the logistics of them getting to Tofino and having their car in Ucluelet when we all arrived there on Reborn. We also connected with Ken, another friend, to see if he would be available to sail with us from Ucluelet to Sooke. It’s a long haul and we really wanted to have extra crew on board. He was going to check out his travel options and get back to us.

One of my tasks was updating the blog with our adventures and photos. I had attempted to do so last night, but was unable to connect to the internet. I need to interject here with a brief explanation of our navigational program, Navigatrix. It is actually an operating system which we have on a USB drive. I have programed my computer to boot from a USB device first if it detects one. If there is no USB device plugged it, the computer boots Windows first. It works like a charm! I also have another USB drive that I use to store all my pictures on. When I take pictures I move them from my camera to the USB drive. Back to the story. When I had been unable to connect to the internet, I turned the computer off and went to bed. In the morning, without thinking first, I turned on the computer in hope of being able to connect. The photo USB was in the port and my computer tried to do what it was told, it tried to boot from the USB. Well now, didn`t that just cause me some grief. The result of not taking the photo USB out from the computer was the loss of all my photos. Sad day!!

After this disaster and after breakfast, we went up to the marina to pay for another day at the dock and then walked into town together where we parted company. Moe was on a mission to find the best way to get Jon and Kate here and I was off to do some shopping. We agreed to meet at the grocery store at 2:00. I would likely need an extra pair of hands bringing groceries back to the boat.

Tofino is a bustling little community at this time of year with many tourists walking around, checking out the shops and restaurants. Most of the people that I passed on the sidewalks were speaking a language other than English. I enjoyed going into all the small shops to see what was there and was happy to find a few treasures to bring home. I also found a wonderful bakery and picked up a fresh sourdough loaf and a loaf of peasant bread. My browsing and shopping didn’t take as long as I anticipated so I ended up at the grocery store with time to get our groceries before Moe arrived. With impeccable timing, he arrived just as I was at the checkout. We packed up our heavy load and made our way back to Reborn.

On return, I set about putting things away and completing my laundry tasks. Moe cozied up in the wheelhouse with his book, “Fall of Giants”. He had been successful in making travel arrangements with Jon and Kate. They would drive to Ucluelet, leaving their car there, and take a cab back to Tofino. Problem solved! With all our tasks done, sleepiness overcame both of us and we succumbed to an afternoon nap.

My napping done, it was time to get dinner on. Moe got up soon after and we ate dinner, after which I made another foray into town to restock our liquor cabinet. I had a very nice leisurely stroll through Tofino. Unfortunately, I didn`t take my camera with me, so I have no Tofino photos. All in all, a bad day for photos!

When I returned, we plotted our course for the next day. We planned to go either to Ucluelet right away or to the Broken Group. Jon and Kate would be arriving quite late so I got their bed ready and then headed to bed myself. It was my intention to get up when they arrived but I was absolutely sound asleep and could not be roused. Greetings would have to wait til the morning.

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