To Port Sidney
16 May 2016 | Port Sidney
We have been enjoying the view out our forward window of a really well cared for sailboat here at Prevost Harbor. I will post a photo. It’s name is Sassafras and we talked with the live-aboard owners this morning a bit. They live in Deer Harbor on Orcas Island. We told them how we admired the care that they had invested in this boat. Everywhere you look, it has been carefully maintained.
After breakfast, we departed for Port Sidney Marina. We had not been to Port Sidney in a number of years and looked forward to their restaurants, book store, and shops. We also wanted to get some groceries and beer that we could not bring across the border with us. It was a short cruise so I plotted a course through the small islands along the way, rather than going through main channels. We went by beautiful Turn Point Light house on Stewart Island and headed across Haro Straight, keeping an eye out on AIS for ocean-going ships headed to and from Vancouver. It was a pretty simple crossing and we enjoyed the islands as we passed by.
Deb called Canadian Customs at the customs dock and we entered successfully. Then we called and received a slip assignment from the harbor master and went down to B dock and tied up. Deb and Katie went up to the office to check in and get a power cord adapter so we could connect to their 50 amp power for our 30 amp boat. When they came back, I stayed on the boat to catch up a bit on our blog and connect the power for our boat while they went up to the shops to explore a bit.
Afterwards, we went up to a nearby restaurant for dinner. It was OK, nothing special. Then we came back to the boat to finish watching the second part of Longitude, a great movie about the invention of the first accurate chronograph, enabling navigators to plot longitude efficiently. It was awesome. All of us had read the book before but the movie was really good.