A journey of discovery in a new life

Cleaning The Boat

Written by:martin
Published on June 3rd, 2015 @ 12:00:00 , using 112 words
Posted in Sailing, Ecliptic
Heading For A Cleaning
6.0 miles, 2:16:13 hrs


Quick trip over to Race Rocks to get the boat hauled out and cleaned before the next few weekends of racing. Averaged 3 knots going there and 5 knots once all the barnacles, muscles and other marine debris was cleaned off ... ready for racing Saturday.

Heading Over
Heading over to Race Rocks

Gray Day
Gray day out on the water

Getting Lifted
Lifting Ecliptic

Starting To Clean
Starting to clean the grime

A Few Pounds Of Mussels
Lots of mussels ... could be the reason I was so slow in the last race

Dirty Propellor
Lots of barnacles on the propeller ... no wonder it was having difficulty pushing the boat

Bit Of A Difference
Little bit of a difference before and after

Much Better
Looking much better now it is clean

New Zincs
New zincs being added

English Bay Sailing - May 30, 2015

Written by:martin
Published on May 30th, 2015 @ 20:45:00 , using 212 words
Posted in Sailing, Ecliptic

27.4 miles, 10:12:33 hrs

Sailing round English Bay for the first time this year ... decent wind leaving Howe Sound, but light wind for the rest of the trip. Nice day out floating in and around the tankers. This was a good tune up for the solo to/from Nanaimo Race next weekend.

Solo Sail In English Bay
27.4 miles, 10:12:33 hrs


Sailing round English Bay for the first time this year ... decent wind leaving Howe Sound, but light wind for the rest of the trip. Nice day out floating in and around the tankers. This was a good tune up for the solo to/from Nanaimo Race next weekend.

Leaving Bowen
Leaving Bowen ... Heading to English Bay

Getting Comfortable
Getting comfortable on the bow

Nice Day
Nice day for a sail

Point Atkinson
Passing Point Atkinson into English Bay

Drifting In English Bay
Drifting around the tankers ... no wind

New Inspiration
Passing the New Inspiration

Big Ships
It's a big ship

Drifting Along
Lots of tankers as I'm drifting in the Bay

Kits Buoy
Gravel barge tied up to the Kits Buoy

Vancouver
Vancouver

Stay West
Stay west of the cautionary buoy ... looks much closer to land on the map

Lions Gate Bridge
Lions Gate Bridge

North Shore
The North Shore

English Bay Launch
English Bay Launch heading back to Bowen

Parquis
Paquis at anchor on the north side of the bay

Relaxing
Relaxing on the bow

Cruise Ship
First of 2 cruise ships heading out of Vancouver

Fuel Barge
Fuel barge heading out of Vancouver

Cruise Ship
Second cruise ship heading out

Lazy Saturday Afternoon Sail

Written by:martin
Published on May 16th, 2015 @ 17:00:00 , using 129 words
Posted in Sailing, Ecliptic

12.5 miles, 5:00:33 hrs

Lazy Saturday sail with good wind under cloudy skies at the beginning and light wind under sunny skies at the end. Wind was better in Howe Sound … still trying to get all the way into English Bay.

Lazy Saturday Sail - May 16, 2015
12.5 miles, 5:00:33 hrs


Lazy Saturday sail with good wind under cloudy skies at the beginning and light wind under sunny skies at the end. Wind was better in Howe Sound … still trying to get all the way into English Bay.

Bowen
Looking back towards Bowen

Cloudy To The North
Gray clouds over the North Shore

Gray To The South
Looking very gray to the south

Grebe Islets
Grebe Islets ... looks like you could sail through them, but you can't

Sun Is Out
The sun is out, but the wind is down

Tanker
Tanker heading into Vancouver having to thread through all the boats in the bay

Solo Sail - May 10, 2015

Written by:martin
Published on May 10th, 2015 @ 18:00:00 , using 130 words
Posted in Sailing, Ecliptic

14.4 miles, 5:55:07 hrs

Slow sail in Howe Sound and briefly into English Bay. At times I was drifting and going no where. At times I was actually sailing well, but those times were not too many. Lots of other boats out there, but most only motoring.

Solo Sail - May 10, 2015
14.4 miles, 5:55:07 hrs


Slow sail in Howe Sound and briefly into English Bay. At times I was drifting and going no where. At times I was actually sailing well, but those times were not too many. Lots of other boats out there, but most only motoring.

Looking Back
Looking back to Bowen

Queen Of Capilano
Queen of Capilano heading towards Bowen ... only 25 minutes late at this point

Point Atkinson
Drifting past Point Atkinson

North Shore
The North Shore

English Bay
Drifting in English Bay

Tanker
Large tanker on the North Shore

North Shore Tankers
North Shore Tankers

Point Atkinson
Heading towards Point Atkinson

Sailing May 9, 2015

Written by:martin
Published on May 9th, 2015 @ 15:00:00 , using 85 words
Posted in Sailing, Ecliptic

9.7 miles, 2:53:33 hrs

Easy sail in the sun south of Passage Island with Janet. Good wind for most of the trip.

Sailing Route May 9, 2015
9.7 miles, 2:53:33 hrs


Easy sail in the sun south of Passage Island with Janet. Good wind for most of the trip.

Queen Of Cap
Queen Of Capilano heading to Bowen

View From The Bow
View from the bow with the ferry in the background

Janet
First time captaining the boat this year

Hovercraft
Coast Guard Hovercraft heading into the Sound

Passage Island
Passage Island

Janet
Janet relaxing on the cabin

Janet
Getting some speed with Janet at the tiller

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