We’ve got crew! We have been joined by Scott’s parents – Gary and Lorraine Borstad. They were in good form for our 4am departure from Campbell River to get through Seymour Narrows. Wind picked up on our way through (really appreciating the pilot house and new windshield wipers!) and we took a little break at Kanish Bay and had some breakfast – the last of the salmon and egg sandwiches.
Sun came out, currents and wind shifted and we headed out again around Granite Point and into Okisollo Channel. A nice downwind leg – threw the line out and the jib up. Gorgeous channel – so green. Came across the path of some playful dolphins – one in particular breached and swam on its side beside and under the hull. Smiles all round.
Headed into Owen bay and dropped anchor and the prawn/crab trap for a few hours. No crabs, but everyone caught up on some z’s. Pulled anchor and headed out on another favourable current over to Octopus Islands Marine Park – lovely little group of sheltered islands. Scott got the dingy rigged up and out for a little sail. Lorraine and Gary cooked up a delicious dinner. All tucked in for the evening.
Observations - days are so full it seems as if they are a week long.
White sided porpoises - FAST.