Saturday, July 5, 2008

British Columbia

Our flights into Canada were mostly uneventful. Peter graciously gave me his first class upgrade, and as I'm not the best flier, made my first part of the flight very comfortable. We spent several hours at the Seattle
airport playing cards before catching a shuttle to the puddle-jumper flight. Kenmore airlines had a hard time getting organized, which delayed us by 1 hour and didn't make me feel better about flying on their teeny tiny plane. See pictures.

Spent the evening feasting on salmon that Peter's dad procured from a friend and catching up. They have the most amazing sunsets this far north. See picture.

I'm (strangely) the first one up today, but going to bed at 9pm and getting up at 7am is pretty darn good for me! I feel like I should go for a run or something, but the weather is pretty nasty. The weather will actually determine where we go next today. If it stays nasty by our go time of 10:30/11am, we'll end up at April Point Lodge Marina. If not, we'll head up

the sound to the north side of Quadra Island (part of the Discovery Islands) and anchor for the night. We’re loaded up with food, water, gas and wine, so 2-3 nights away from harbor may be a possibility (and something I’ve been looking forward to doing for years!).

Our ultimate goal is to circle around through the Desolation Sound and back to Campbell River by 7/12 (when our little puddle-jumper returns to Seattle) before heading home. I know that Peter and David talked through our itinerary in more detail yesterday, but I pretty much was spacing off during the conversation. More coffee now.....

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