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Jun
30

Tod Inlet

Tod inlet is finally growing on me.  I admit I avoided the place for years after two rather interesting achoring attempts, one over ten years ago.  For my sake, I won’t talk about it here! 

I accompanyed Teaghlach and Jollymon from Ganges to Tod inlet.  The weather was great and I had a nice easy ride down.  We spent two nights.  Tried to raft, but the anchor is wanting to drag with a 48, a 40 and a 28 all rafted together with a little wind.  I’m going to look into upgrading the chain on Ghost.  Otherwise, again an amazing time.  We dingy’d over to Brentwood bay for dinner and beers one night.  The jelly fish in the bay must number in the millions.

A fantastic time and I plan to be back!

Jun
29

The gift

In 15 years I’ve never once been delayed by the Canadian Customs.  Today was my day.  I guess if you are traveling alone in a 48 foot boat, you might set off some red flags.   Bob on Teaghlach, Steve on Jollymon and myself left Reid harbor for an easy crossing over Boundary Pass with a checkin at Bedwell harbor.  I came in last just as they were coming away from the dock.  They were nice enough to wait, before travelling on to Ganges harbor for the night.  Well, they waited awhile…

Bob looks great on Teaghlach below, but somewhere just in the background is Ghost, getting a 60 minute search from two of the most polite customs agent you ever want to meet.  Sheesh.  All ended well and I arrived in Ganges harbor just in time to miss any chance of getting onto the public dock.  Ganges marina was charging just under 80 bucks in monopoly money a night.  Makes you want to go back to bedwell.

Jun
28

Reid Harbor Decompression

We had a fantastic time at the annual Tolly Fiesta at Roche Harbor. Acting as Vice Commodore this year, its a lot of fun but also a lot of work. A true vacation needing a vacation! What could be better than a short idle across Speiden channel over to Reid for a little rest? The answer of course is spending that time with good friends Bob with his wife and sister (the sane one!) on Teaghlach and Steve on Jollymon. Reid has been jam packed this year and there was no chance of having a mini Tolly get together on the floating docks, so we put the hook down in a little cove like indentation on the North side of the harbor. The dingy’s went into the water and just before sunset the three of us took a little ride out into Boundary Pass. I’ve seen some amazing sunsets this summer, but this one was probably the most enjoyable one.

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