Good deeds done dirt cheap!
17 July 2018 | Squirrel Cove, BC
Cruisers’ tend to look out for one another when cruising in remote locations. The more remote you go, the more caring boaters seem to be. I believe it’s because most discourteous boater types just don’t travel this far. You know the type; the skipper that doesn’t even know basic navigation rules so they just pretend they don’t see you as they cut right in front of right-of-way vessels. They’re just too important or busy to travel hundreds’ of miles to reach Desolation Sound in BC Canada. If they could make it, that is. And that’s good, because they couldn’t (or wouldn’t) help anyway. And that’s exactly why we come here!
So when you see that help is needed - you offer. It’s that simple. When Jody & I saw a tender (a larger version of a dinghy in yachtie speak) left stranded in a small pool of water that surrounded the gas dock outside Squirrel Cove, we took notice. With the tide still going out and the surrounding beach dry, we knew the best efforts of two people digging away with clam shovels was futile. After snapping the picture above from the nearby commercial wharf, we proceeded down a dangerously steep ramp to our dinghy. Once aboard, we hailed to them that we would be happy to give them a ride to their boat until the tide came in – and back, of course. And that’s how we came to know John West and his granddaughter Maya from the motor yacht Falcon, from Fox Island, WA. How ironic to help neighbors 300 miles from home! Ah, just another day of cruising.
My title is a word play on that famous AC/DC song we all know; “Dirty deeds done dirt cheap”.
Life is good aboard Huzzah!