Sunday June 28. Wow, can it get any hotter? Probably, but it sure is hot here, just like back home from what I hear.
We left Westview around 9:00 a.m. After running for awhile Garry wanted to run the dinghy to do more engine break-in hours. So I ran the boat and kept my eye on him. We have to have so many hours at various speeds on the new motor to break it in correctly. It was a nice but warm day. He did about 5 hours on the dinghy motor while I did my thing in the big boat.
Our destination was Ramsay Arm.. A place not recommended for anchorage but we know the places that work. Gar had run out of gas in the dinghy so I had to take him some but I had already seen up ahead that there was a boat anchored in OUR PLACE! No one comes here. Really! And they were in our place. So we went to our backup place. By now it is 4:30 and so dang hot…
So anyone who doesn’t want a visual quit reading. We went skinny dipping, or naked or no bathing suit…or whatever you want to call it? Inside boat temp was 92 degrees. Outside was 90 degrees. Water was 77 degrees! No brainer!!!!!
It is a high overcast right now at 7:00 p.m. And that has helped for more comfortable conditions. Hardly any snow on the peaks where we usually see them and the waterfalls are pretty much non-existent.
Monday, June 29. We are still at Ramsay Arm. There was a great low tide so got some steamer clams and some oysters. We will let the clams clean themselves for a day or two before trying them. Garry says he will have me test the first ones. If I don’t show signs of Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning then he will eat some. He is so considerate! Gar caught a couple nice bottom fish so it will be fish and chips for dinner. In the afternoon we got very adventurous and walked the steep road left over from the logging camp looking for wild mountain blackberries. Yay! We found enough to freeze for a pie later in the trip! After picking berries in 90+ degree weather it was another swim in the warm water.
Tuesday June 30…. We left Ramsay Arm with the plan of going to Big Bay, but were able to make contact with Simon and Yvonne on the Sandpiper. The were going to Blind Channel. It is not our favorite place for docking because of strong currents and back eddies but we wanted to see them so we changed our plan. One of the nice things about Blind Channel is decent wifi ( not good enough for pictures in the blog.. Sorry). And I haven’t tried it yet but under their gazebo they have cell phone coverage now. We are going to probably head to Forward Harbor tomorrow hoping for a break in the winds to get up the Johnstone Straits, but winds of 25 to 30 are predicted tonight then 35 to 45 for the next several days. We may be anchored in Forward Harbor that whole time but there is good crabbing there and usually decent fishing.