Airship Goes to Alaska – Day 2
Beautiful morning at Salt Spring Marina:
Heading out of Ganges Harbour at 7am sharp. That's another Nordic Tug called Dorothy on our starboard side, and a Monk trawler called Thelonius on our left:
Here's a better shot of Thelonius:
We opted not to do breakfast or shower until we were under way so we could get up a little later (like…6:30am). While under way I made us a spinach, cheese, and chorizo omelet topped with salsa (I forgot the avocado), and then we took turns showering while the other watched the helm.
Two from our flotilla (on the left, an American Tug named Adagio and a Kady Krogen called Cabernet) coming through Gabriola Pass just before slack:
Our intrepid leader, Mark Bunzel from the Waggoner Guide in his Tollycraft called Sea Raven:
Canadian boating snack: dill pickle potato chips:
And now here we all are at Page's Resort and Marina in Silva Bay on Gabriola Island, just east of Nanaimo. We're officially the most north we've ever been on Airship.
Another shot from up at the marina office. We're all on the second dock back:
Here's today's track (28 nautical miles, 4 hours, 24 minutes):
We were supposed to have Wi-Fi at Salt Spring Marina (but didn't), so we're making up for lost time now, working instead of renting scooters to explore the island (which we still might do if we have time). There's a potluck dinner here with the rest of the group at 6:30pm, and I think the plan is to leave at 6am tomorrow morning to take advantage of the light winds for our crossing of the Strait of Georgia.
Here's the 96 hour surface forecast, if you wanna see what the next couple days look like along our overall route. (Look at all those high pressure systems! Hope it stays that way!):