The Blind Leading the Blind
29 June 2009 | Blind Channel Resort, West Thurlow Island
Mostly sunny, temp 72, wind NW 10-20
The clouds were back this morning, but they burned off during the two-hour run from Frederick Arm down to Blind Channel. The wind has now become the issue. We can tell it is blowing gangbusters out in Johnstone Strait because there's still 15-20 knots' worth left by the time it makes it's way around corners and over mountains to get HERE. We also heard a rumor of 6-foot seas out in Johnstone. Hmmm. No, thanks.
There's a wi-fi system here, but it must be connected to the slowest server on the planet. We've managed to update this blog by being VERY patient, but haven't been able to download all of our email. For some reason it "times out" at message #13 out of, now, over 25. Then it goes back, starts over, and downloads the first 12 all over again endlessly. We finally just shut the damned thing off because we were sick of deleting Exciting New Offers from Borders, Lands End, Amazon, etc etc etc.
We're doing "dinner out" again tonight. Two nights in a row! That ought to keep crew morale high for a few days, anyway.
From here, we are bound for Beaver Inlet, a little bay off Loughborough (pronounced "Lock-borough") Inlet. Slack water at Greene Point Rapids is at about 1000 tomorrow morning so we'll be out of here about 0930. After that, no more email, blog updates, nor nuttin' else for the forseeable future.