Tuesday, 25 September 2007

August 16, 2007 SPIDER SUNRISE

We leave the Spider Group heading across Queen Charlotte Straight to Cape Scott and the West Coat of Vancouver Island. We motor sail trying to catch the slack at Cape Scott. No luck, we miss by two hours and are helped through the narrows by a 2 knot current. We avoid all but one set of races and arrive at Sea Otter Cove just after sunset. Total travel time 14.5 hours.

We manage to get hung up on a mud bank in the cove (1/2 hour before low tide) and play cards for 1.5 hours for the returning tide to lift us off. Used the night vision monocle for the first time to locate the mooring buoy (they actually work!).

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