Sailing the Karina C

Vessel Name: Karina C
Vessel Make/Model: Spencer 35
Hailing Port: Nanaimo, B.C.
Crew: Jay + Anita Bigland
About: We are a crew of 2 ready to take on adventure on the Pacific Coast. We have returned from sailing to Mexico from 2010-15.
Extra: email us at jayanitabigland@gmail.com
06 September 2021 | Home port
31 July 2021 | Home port
18 July 2021 | Snake Island
19 June 2021 | Clam Bay
22 May 2021 | Nanaimo
21 May 2021 | Clam Bay
20 May 2021 | Clam Bay
13 May 2021 | Home port
10 May 2021
09 May 2021 | Genoa Bay
07 May 2021 | Tod Inlet
05 May 2021 | S. Pender Island
03 May 2021 | Montague Harbour
01 May 2021 | Pirate's Cove
22 April 2021 | Nanaimo
10 April 2021 | Home port
01 April 2021 | Newcastle Marina
31 March 2021
Recent Blog Posts
06 September 2021 | Home port

August Cruise

Hopping Mad in Victoria. We had a wonderful time listening to them.

31 July 2021 | Home port

Oh Lord, Stuck in ol' Lodi again

July 31 Our daughter's wedding anniversary. We haven't been out on the boat lately. Last week Dave took us out on his boat and like a fool who thought she was still 21, I tried waterskiing and pulled something painful in my back. Now I'm using a cane to get in and out of the bed. Jay cracked a rib doing [...]

18 July 2021

To Port Browning and back

Anita in the pool at Poets Cove

18 July 2021 | Snake Island

Sailing with Dave Fullerton

July 2 Had a fun filled very full day with Dave. We sailed out to Snake Island and back to NewCastle Island where we had lunch and walked part of the Island. Then we took the boat over and anchored in front of Departure Bay Beach, had a swim, and supper. Too much to do on that day so did our Jam session [...]

18 July 2021

To Port Browning and back

Anita in the pool at Poets Cove

19 June 2021 | Clam Bay

Another brief cruise

May 28 Jay got a cracked tooth, and is waiting for an appointment with a periodontist since some of the bone below the gums is also cracked. Between me necessitating an early return home for my eyes, and now Jay's teeth we have to stay around for a while. Getting old does show with our body parts falling [...]

August Cruise

06 September 2021 | Home port
Jay Bigland | Cool, sunny
Hopping Mad in Victoria. We had a wonderful time listening to them.
Aug. 3 To our surprise we learned the old Yanmar we have has 3 zincs on the motor. Years ago a mechanic told us there was only one on there. Shows what the expensive “experts” know. No wonder why Jay does all his own repairs and maintenance. We’ve had these self professing experts wreck more than they have fixed before. With pry bars and and ton of borrowed tools we managed to get these stubborn zincs off. A 71 year old can't turn things that some fit 25 year old must have torqued on. The Japanese engineers of this engine must have been trying peoples sanity, because in order to get one of the zincs off, one has to remove the whole housing for the fuel filter. We finished the 2 day project today. We are both covered in fiberglass shards from crawling in and out of the sloped tiny sail locker, hanging upside down, slowly sinking into the never never land of the bilge, trying to reach parts of the engine that need an arm extension to our anatomy to areas we can't see ,and wondering if we will spend the last of our lives in this hole. Friday we will have an expert install our fridge, as this project involves even tighter spots and pipe bending tools. We could really screw up this project if we attempted it. Oh the joys of boat ownership. It's not the bikini on the deck of the boat, soaking up the sun and laughing. No, my “tan” I think is diesel and oil. The black marks that won't wash off are bruises.
Aug. 12 We got a guy to install the complicated parts of installation of our fridge,and Jay did the cold plates to the sides of the freezer box. The fellow that installed it was in terrible health, although the same age as Jay. With his pace maker and nitroglycerin pills in hand, we were worried he might die in the locker. Well, all is well, and the fridge managed to freeze not only the freezer compartment within 3 hours of running, but also spilled over enough cold into the adjacent compartment to start freezing some of the lettuce. Today I dialed it back to 3.5, and maintained 35 F. Last night we let out 180 ft. of chain to hold against the 25knots in Clam Bay, and the windlass got a real work out this morning trying to dislodge the anchor which dug into the largest clump of Chinese mud we have ever pulled up. Today we are at Poets Cove, and just returned from the pool (or should I say swimming hot tub). The water in the pool was as hot as a hot tub, and the showers were the same. Jay reported his shower eventually cooled down from the steam bath. Second night of chicken Caesar salad. Last night of not having to cook, since I precooked the chicken at home. Tomorrow I have precooked hamburger meat for the spaghetti. Jay then does the cooking, as the steaks will be thawed out. My frozen ham will follow that before we will need to start using the cans ( or should I say ballast) I packed.
Aug. 13 Walked to Gowland Point this morning. Came back for lunch, and spent the afternoon in the lower pool again. Pool was still very hot, but not as bad as yesterday. The showers are also peel your skin off hot. I think we will do the upper pool tomorrow, as it is a much more reasonable temperature. We only did the lower one so as not to stand out and possibly get kicked out. The upper one is for residents in those condos, and hotel guests. The lower is for boaters , but not really for ones that aren't even paying moorage. Anyhow, given the cheap bums we are, we can't complain. It was pretty crowded with kids today. The upper pool is for adults only, which is great. I find myself very tired after an afternoon of that hot tub pool, but at least the air temperature is down to @28 C rather than @35C of yesterday. We were told that the lower pool is usually hotter on hot days because the pool is heated and tied into the air conditioning of the hotel and restaurant. As the rooms need more air conditioning,the pool gets hotter. Last heat wave the pool got up to 103F and needed to be closed down. The upper pool isn't tied into this system.
Aug 18 We finally moved on from Poet’s Cove. Many days of walking and daily swimming. We found kids were in both pools, regardless of the fact we had been told the upper was an adult only pool. We used the lower the whole time, and though the cannonball jumping almost on top of us was the order of the day, we were lucky that the Marco Polo game didn’t emerge until the last day. We looked at Greenburn Lake, where they get their water supply, and saw that it was extremely low. In order to discourage over usage, the marina only has working water on the main dock leading away from the fuel dock, and nothing at the fuel dock. One guy on the dock never checked the water supply at his boat, and was planning on pumping his dinghy in order to come all the way out to the anchorage to borrow our hose. He was half way through pumping the dinghy, when we came down from the pool, and I had suggested to Jay that we should find him someone on the dock, rather than him traveling all that way to borrow our hose. We found a guy who was willing to loan but informed him he would need to bring his boat around to the accessible water supply. He would sure be bummed if he had gone to all that trouble traveling 2 trips back and forth to us just to find out that the water tap in front of his boat was turned off. The poor guy had just come from Van Isle Marina, where he also was unable to take on water since someone had collided with the water pipe, burst it, and repairs were needed before anyone could get water. We are doing well for water with 30 gallons below, 35 gallons in the aft tank, and 15 gallons in cans. I have been extremely stingy on it and have collected daily from the dock with any empty portable container. We got up early and took the end of the ebb tide to push us to Portland Island. We made 7.9 knots at our peak. Ten boats were anchored, so we took the dock, hoping the marine park host boat it is reserved for wouldn't come mid week. So far so good. We enjoyed a walk this morning. This afternoon we found that 2 of the beer cans in the bilge had leaked and we spent a long time cleaning up the mess. Jay was on a roll, so he fixed the captain’s steering station chair. He’s been talking about it for a long time, but decided to make his day perfectly miserable by doing that job too. I noticed some rust on some of my stock pile of cans, so I guess we will have to eat the cans more diligently.
Aug 19 We woke at 5 AM when Jay sensed the boat sounded wrong and found out that the stern line had come undone. We were holding the dock from the bow line only, and had swung completely out, as if the dock were a mooring ball. A little excitement we didn't need, but we managed to quickly fix. Jay always laughs that I tie up as if a hurricane were coming, and overdo things. Well, that was his tying job, and I guess he won't be laughing at me so much with my triple knots anymore. We got to Todd Inlet and found a nice spot. Lots of boats out here. I was thinking there wouldn't be this many on a week day, and especially since Butchard Gardens has no fire works (with the extreme dry weather), and no entertainment. Still full price, with no music. What a deal! It hasn't slowed traffic in and out though. We walked into town, got an ice cream and Internet. When we returned, 3 police cars, 2 ambulances, a fire truck, and a search and rescue boat came roaring in. It turns out that some guy swam out to 2 rafted tollycraft boats, asking for a rope and anchor to kill himself. They got him aboard, restrained him, and then the police got him into a straight jacket to get him off to psychiatric help.
Aug 20 The suicidal nut is out again on the streets. Maybe he'll try inner harbour next time and do a proper job of it. He could always go to the chandlery and get an anchor and chain, or do it on the cheap with a cinder block. Wouldn't need galvanized chain. By the time it rusted, he’d be long in Davy Jones Locker. I got a sore on my toe, so won't be walking today. I made chili this morning, while Jay rowed the garbage ashore, and practiced his craft (BS with other boaters.) Tina will be out later today, and maybe we will do a little music.
Aug 23 We enjoyed visiting with Tina and David, and having them stay overnight on Saturday. They took us downtown to hear a concert on the street. Great swing band called Hopping Mad. The one guy plays trumpet, soprano sax, tenor sax, and trombone. He used to direct the band in Vancouver (different personnel I think). I think he was the one that Jay was talking to that had played cruise ships before. The girl that drums sang harmony with him, and great solos too. She was extremely talented with very imaginative fills and rifts. Piano player/singer was great, but had a madding time with his keyboard shutting off on him all the time. It drove him nuts, as I sighed for him too, knowing how nuts that would drive me too. Cheap instruments, with great players. On the other hand, I’ve got Roland (which can do way more than I can). He only had a cheap Cassio, and I guess since being a musician is his only income, he's a starving musician who can't afford an instrument that could do his talent justice. He used to play in Seattle with the Soloman band, but came back to Victoria to look after his aging father. We are in Genoa Bay today. As usual. Genoa Bay was wonderful. We had a nice walk in the neighbourhood.
Aug 24 Clam Bay. Not as windy this time.
Aug 25 Home again. Oh how nice it feels to have a nice hot long shower!

Jay + Anita Bigland
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Oh Lord, Stuck in ol' Lodi again

31 July 2021 | Home port
Anita Bigland | Hot and wet
July 31 Our daughter's wedding anniversary. We haven't been out on the boat lately. Last week Dave took us out on his boat and like a fool who thought she was still 21, I tried waterskiing and pulled something painful in my back. Now I'm using a cane to get in and out of the bed. Jay cracked a rib doing the building of our fence. The fence is now complete, and is wonderfully doing its job of keeping the deer out. The in between time with the trees gone before the fence was done was a regular smorgasbord for the deer. We finally got our fridge conversion kit we had on order for over a month. It turns out that another party had ordered this item before us, and when it took too long in coming, they decided to buy something else. Good news for us. I think with all this ""working from home" (walking the dog and enjoying CERB), has left nobody to make these items. Anyhow, now that we have it, we are too broken apart physically to work on installing it, so, so much for getting that done just yet. Though Jay is dreaming of being back out on the water again, I question if we could launch a dingy, or change a fuel filter if needed out there. At home we have 2 canes, so we are both able to hobble around. We did a few Jam sessions, and Jay might be volunteering to help out a band on a few gigs that were stuck when their trombone player left them up the creek. Looks like we'll be staying with close trips, as soon as we can find a cyclist who refuses to wear a helmet, to be organ donors for us.

To Port Browning and back

18 July 2021
Jay Bigland
Anita in the pool at Poets Cove

July 5 A heat wave, and we fell about 25-30 trees, limbed them and got the trunks into 6 ft. lengths for Jack. 8 more stumps to pull out using saws all and come-a-long winch.
July 9 All trees and stumps are now gone so we are out on the boat again for a short time before we have to be home for doctor and dentist. At our age we have to schedule our diminishing times for holidays between doctors. I wonder if the urologist is going to talk me through the digital exam over the phone. Really looking forward to that one! We went to Princess Cove on Wallace Island. I had to drag Jay away from his favorite show in the anchorage, watching rookie boaters attempt to anchor. It’s first hand seeing of “"Bone headed boater”,(live and in person).Thank heavens I got him to walk, and not stay around for the 3 hour fiasco. Husband ran over the stern line, but the wife was the one in the water cutting the wound up rope off the prop.
July 10 After a last walk on Wallace we travelled to Montague, where we had lunch and laid down for a 2 minute nap that turned into 2 hours. Eventually Jay dragged me out of bed and we had a nice walk by the marina, and bought more outboard gas. Second night of chicken Caesar salad and the rest of the yogurt, berries and almonds. Lots of salad to use up as I had bought more than I should have, plus our neighbor brought us 3 days worth from her garden. Tomorrow is spaghetti, but it is going to have to be with lots of salad.
July 11 Walked in the morning at the park. Met Douglas on a laser 26 who was from Salt Spring and who knows Heinz and Lisa. He was looking after someone else's big dog as well as his own on that tiny boat. My pet is Jay and I’m his. We stink enough, let alone having some dog on board. We took care of that with a boat shower. Also met Jaye and Tom on a Pearson 42, who were members of Blue Water, and have done off shore. Tom mentioned they had passed by Sidney Spit on the weekend, yesterday and counted at least 35 boats. What a crowd, and it will only get worse once the boarder reopens. We thought of going there but it sounds a little verboten, or is that “"ver- boat- en”! Hopefully there will be less on a week day. Enjoyed a walk again today up from the marina. We took our masks this time so that we could look around the store. Mixed messages with the masking and the stores wanting it to be mandatory. Though the mandatory sign is up, I noticed some patrons still entering without. I guess they wanted their money and didn't shoe them away. It makes it difficult when the business wants to protect their workers. Looks like my ice has all melted, and though the mobicool sucks back 5 amps continuously, I ran it briefly. Trying to protect my lettuce, but hardly feel it worth $5 to buy a brick of ice which will melt in 2 days, in order to save $5 worth of lettuce. We will run the fridge tomorrow on route to Bedwell Harbour. Osten, from Harbour Chandlery still is unable to get a fridge conversion kit for us from Novacool. I wish I had have planned this trip as more of the can-can type.
July 12 Enjoyed the “"refreshing “ pool at Bedwell. The good part of that temperature was that the kids didn't stay in too long. It felt good to me, but Jay took much longer to “"warm up” the idea of getting in. I chopped up the roast into steak, and Jay BBQed all of the 3 lb roast for a 3 day supply. We are turning green here since we are eating so much salad. 12 romaine hearts with no ice left is really a lot to chew through. Heinz and Lisa came over for sundowners.
July 13 Heinz and Lisa dinged in tandem with us to Poets Cove. I thought they were going to swim with us, but I guess they only wanted to have a look and see, since Lisa needed to return soon to meet up with their friends Ruth and Don. The girls were wanting to look over the clothing stores. The lower pool was to be opening this afternoon, but since it was still morning, we enjoyed the upper pool and hot tub. It looked a little green, but it was warm and the hot tub was toasty hot. We made good use of the free showers, and feel nice and clean now. After lunch we visited with Bob. Deedee didn’t come down. We missed seeing her as we had such great times together in Mexico. Seems she doesn’t like getting out of the house lately, and just enjoys her crocheting. Jay did some Internet, and then we came back for supper. I overheard that the Bedwell pool was closed today in order to shock it. It looks like my timing for swimming there yesterday and Poets pool today was good timing. After supper we enjoyed sun downers on Heinz’s boat. Another very peaceful night. Both nights here were so calm, we thought we were still in the house.
July 14 We spent today at Sidney Spit. The tide was going out when we came, so we had a very fast trip. I saw over 9 knots as we rounded the entrance. We just got back from a long walk on the low tide beach, and then did the trails. Lots of mooring cans to choose from here since it's mid week. Peaceful water, nice and calm.
July15 Up at 5:45 and on our way @6AM. We wanted the tide to work for us. We motored about 2.5 hours up to Montague, and the portable fridge got nice and cold. The lettuce thanked us. We probably can chew through the last of it tonight. Jay has been eating so much lettuce, that his nose is starting to twitch. He used to say he would eat a bail of hay if I put ketchup on it so I tell him to use more ketchup on his salad and pretend it's green steak. He’s offering to trade lettuce for pepperoni, but can't find any takers. We talked to the people on Meridian Passage II, while dinging ashore. Malcolm and Darcy now have Meridian Passage III. We walked the park, and just finished lunch. Jay is asleep, and his wind burn on his face makes him a contender for replacing Rudolph. Well, it's better than Randolph the brown nose reindeer. He was just behind Rudolph. He was as fast as Rudolph but didn't have as good of breaks.
July 16 Left at 7:45 for Clam Bay. Dinged through the cut at high tide for a walk out to the beach on the other side of Thetis. Choppy on this side of the cut when we returned. Winds in high teens. Had lunch and a shower for Jay. All the lettuce is finally gone and we will have clam alfredo in honor of being in Clam Bay. Jay is already upset that there will be no side salad, (ha ha.)
July 17 Home port again.

Sailing with Dave Fullerton

18 July 2021 | Snake Island
Jay Bigland | sunny/warm
July 2 Had a fun filled very full day with Dave. We sailed out to Snake Island and back to NewCastle Island where we had lunch and walked part of the Island. Then we took the boat over and anchored in front of Departure Bay Beach, had a swim, and supper. Too much to do on that day so did our Jam session with Dave a few days latter. “Roland” at home is a much better keyboard anyhow than my 76 Yamaha keyboard aboard the boat.

To Port Browning and back

18 July 2021
Jay Bigland
Anita in the pool at Poets Cove

July 5 A heat wave, and we fell about 25-30 trees, limbed them and got the trunks into 6 ft. lengths for Jack. 8 more stumps to pull out using saws all and come-a-long winch.
July 9 All trees and stumps are now gone so we are out on the boat again for a short time before we have to be home for doctor and dentist. At our age we have to schedule our diminishing times for holidays between doctors. I wonder if the urologist is going to talk me through the digital exam over the phone. Really looking forward to that one! We went to Princess Cove on Wallace Island. I had to drag Jay away from his favorite show in the anchorage, watching rookie boaters attempt to anchor. It’s first hand seeing of “"Bone headed boater”,(live and in person).Thank heavens I got him to walk, and not stay around for the 3 hour fiasco. Husband ran over the stern line, but the wife was the one in the water cutting the wound up rope off the prop.
July 10 After a last walk on Wallace we travelled to Montague, where we had lunch and laid down for a 2 minute nap that turned into 2 hours. Eventually Jay dragged me out of bed and we had a nice walk by the marina, and bought more outboard gas. Second night of chicken Caesar salad and the rest of the yogurt, berries and almonds. Lots of salad to use up as I had bought more than I should have, plus our neighbor brought us 3 days worth from her garden. Tomorrow is spaghetti, but it is going to have to be with lots of salad.
July 11 Walked in the morning at the park. Met Douglas on a laser 26 who was from Salt Spring and who knows Heinz and Lisa. He was looking after someone else's big dog as well as his own on that tiny boat. My pet is Jay and I’m his. We stink enough, let alone having some dog on board. We took care of that with a boat shower. Also met Jaye and Tom on a Pearson 42, who were members of Blue Water, and have done off shore. Tom mentioned they had passed by Sidney Spit on the weekend, yesterday and counted at least 35 boats. What a crowd, and it will only get worse once the boarder reopens. We thought of going there but it sounds a little verboten, or is that “"ver- boat- en”! Hopefully there will be less on a week day. Enjoyed a walk again today up from the marina. We took our masks this time so that we could look around the store. Mixed messages with the masking and the stores wanting it to be mandatory. Though the mandatory sign is up, I noticed some patrons still entering without. I guess they wanted their money and didn't shoe them away. It makes it difficult when the business wants to protect their workers. Looks like my ice has all melted, and though the mobicool sucks back 5 amps continuously, I ran it briefly. Trying to protect my lettuce, but hardly feel it worth $5 to buy a brick of ice which will melt in 2 days, in order to save $5 worth of lettuce. We will run the fridge tomorrow on route to Bedwell Harbour. Osten, from Harbour Chandlery still is unable to get a fridge conversion kit for us from Novacool. I wish I had have planned this trip as more of the can-can type.
July 12 Enjoyed the “"refreshing “ pool at Bedwell. The good part of that temperature was that the kids didn't stay in too long. It felt good to me, but Jay took much longer to “"warm up” the idea of getting in. I chopped up the roast into steak, and Jay BBQed all of the 3 lb roast for a 3 day supply. We are turning green here since we are eating so much salad. 12 romaine hearts with no ice left is really a lot to chew through. Heinz and Lisa came over for sundowners.
July 13 Heinz and Lisa dinged in tandem with us to Poets Cove. I thought they were going to swim with us, but I guess they only wanted to have a look and see, since Lisa needed to return soon to meet up with their friends Ruth and Don. The girls were wanting to look over the clothing stores. The lower pool was to be opening this afternoon, but since it was still morning, we enjoyed the upper pool and hot tub. It looked a little green, but it was warm and the hot tub was toasty hot. We made good use of the free showers, and feel nice and clean now. After lunch we visited with Bob. Deedee didn’t come down. We missed seeing her as we had such great times together in Mexico. Seems she doesn’t like getting out of the house lately, and just enjoys her crocheting. Jay did some Internet, and then we came back for supper. I overheard that the Bedwell pool was closed today in order to shock it. It looks like my timing for swimming there yesterday and Poets pool today was good timing. After supper we enjoyed sun downers on Heinz’s boat. Another very peaceful night. Both nights here were so calm, we thought we were still in the house.
July 14 We spent today at Sidney Spit. The tide was going out when we came, so we had a very fast trip. I saw over 9 knots as we rounded the entrance. We just got back from a long walk on the low tide beach, and then did the trails. Lots of mooring cans to choose from here since it's mid week. Peaceful water, nice and calm.
July15 Up at 5:45 and on our way @6AM. We wanted the tide to work for us. We motored about 2.5 hours up to Montague, and the portable fridge got nice and cold. The lettuce thanked us. We probably can chew through the last of it tonight. Jay has been eating so much lettuce, that his nose is starting to twitch. He used to say he would eat a bail of hay if I put ketchup on it so I tell him to use more ketchup on his salad and pretend it's green steak. He’s offering to trade lettuce for pepperoni, but can't find any takers. We talked to the people on Meridian Passage II, while dinging ashore. Malcolm and Darcy now have Meridian Passage III. We walked the park, and just finished lunch. Jay is asleep, and his wind burn on his face makes him a contender for replacing Rudolph. Well, it's better than Randolph the brown nose reindeer. He was just behind Rudolph. He was as fast as Rudolph but didn't have as good of breaks.
July 16 Left at 7:45 for Clam Bay. Dinged through the cut at high tide for a walk out to the beach on the other side of Thetis. Choppy on this side of the cut when we returned. Winds in high teens. Had lunch and a shower for Jay. All the lettuce is finally gone and we will have clam alfredo in honor of being in Clam Bay. Jay is already upset that there will be no side salad, (ha ha.)
July 17 Home port again.

Another brief cruise

19 June 2021 | Clam Bay
Jay Bigland | Good
May 28 Jay got a cracked tooth, and is waiting for an appointment with a periodontist since some of the bone below the gums is also cracked. Between me necessitating an early return home for my eyes, and now Jay's teeth we have to stay around for a while. Getting old does show with our body parts falling apart faster than we had hoped for. We had a good zoom BURP on Wednesday. We all enjoyed Larry's stories and humor. After some discussion of materials pros and cons for various things, (stainless, aluminum etc.) he quipped that there is nothing he can't do a good job of with using "unobtainium".
June 16 Out on the water again for a short time before Jay's 2nd dose vaccine on the same day as colonoscopy coming on 25th. Yippee-I-aa! Slept on boat last night for an early take off for the narrows, and off to Clam Bay. Spent 16 and 17 th with Heinz and Lisa, walking and enjoying each other's company for happy hour. We jammed in the cockpit, which was a treat for Lisa, as our music carried across the water. She enjoyed singing along with it until part way through one of the songs we suddenly stopped to find out that our 2 copies of music didn't agree as to the musical map of the song. Considering the books were from the same publisher it's odd that the form differs. Jay tried out his new wet suit he bought last weekend in Victoria (while visiting Tina and David). Though he has a 7mm wet suit for diving, this one is made for swimming and gives much better movement. Actually it was made for surfing. Jay really liked it and found it very comfortable for warmth and ease of moving. He swam over to Heinz. We forgot the booties so the fins couldn't used with aqua socks. He will get fins meant for that purpose next timer take the booties. I had tried on one of these suits in the store, but my size was't in stock . I really wanted Jay to test drive one first before laying out $550 for me to possibly be disappointed . Looks like we will be heading to Victoria again when they get my size in. Cell reception was a little less sporadic than usual and we were able to talk to Tina, my sister, Grant and Dave. You always wonder in this spot if the call will drop, leaving your listener on the other end wondering if you were mad at them and hung up on them. Not so, - just the nature of the spotty cell service. We ran into Ken and Donna Garfinkle on their new to them Gulf ""Ocean Spray". Also visited with Rita and Vaughn on Baraja Bashad. June 19 Homeward bound as winds will be best for dock approach. Sailors always pray for wind to sail, but no wind when approaching the dock. I am more nervous about this than most. Jay says all my dancing around the deck doing nothing is ""very helpful". It feels strange during the heatwave prediction for the next 2 up coming days to be heading home, but the sound of 30 knots of wind makes our home dock very attractive to have Karina safety buttoned down to a dock that isn't going anywhere. The jobs of removing the old fence, and trees and building a new fence await us, though we excel at procrastinating. Hey, you have to be good at something! And who's going to pay for the fence? Mexico!
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