Monday August 12 at anchor. We motored from Blakely Island Marina to Hunter Bay a short 10 nm day on calm seas, no wind and sunny skies. Departure music was Theme from Ghost Busters! Writing a blog seems to take more time than there is time or then wrestling with internet, roaming on and off and what does my cell contract say about Canada. From download to upload and did that text get through. But here we are free if the news for a short time enjoying the lap of the water on the shores seemingly in the wild or shall I say less densely populated. Ann and I have been to Sidney on Vancouver Island visiting our good friends Brian and Louise on Brentwood Bay, cleared customs back in Roche Harbor and then to Deer Harbor, Blind Bay on Shaw Island and then Blakely, a privately owned island. Last we left off it was Sucia Island.
Departure music has been Au Canada, which I like the closing sentiment “we stand on guard for thee.” I must admit feeling in a better situation safety wise than in the States. I thought about that when we attended an outdoor concert at the amphitheater at Butschart Gardens, lovely evening of trio music Rose Cousins from Prince Edward Island.
Other departure music Overture from Tannhauser by Wagner. From Shaw it was The Entrance of the Queen of Sheba from Solomon by Handel. The music is always inspiring like music in movies to fill out the emotional spectrum of the senses and emotions.
I have a variety of pictures to share and will hopefully have more time to write about voyage 3. We are blessed to have this time aboard Kestrel for Ann and I to explore, be on an adventure, and meet other sojourner.s. We cross Rosario Strait tomorrow and at slack go through Deception Pass at 0900. Navigation, charts, tides and currents plus weather are every day on the boating check list. I take after my son Michael who was the Navigation Officer aboard a Navy guided missile cruiser.
Gary and Ann with Ensign Wilson
Aboard SV Kestrel
San Juan Islands