Sailing into the Sunset
Poseidon was in good spirits for the last few weeks. We sailed in sunshine and a light breeze, at times were becalmed but enjoyed the beauty of the Gulf Islands, sailed in strong winds and set anchor in some of the worlds most beautiful anchorages.
After crossing the Strait of Georgia in light winds, Celeste, our boat, entered the Gulf Islands through Gabriola Pass against a still ebbing tide before heading to Pirate's Cove.
The next two days we explored Princess Cove on Wallace Island and practiced all basic sailing skills in Trincomali Channel: Setting the sails for different winds, practice “Crew Overboard” drills (yes, Charly went swimming again!!) and reefing (reduce sail area) kept us busy.
Hugo Boss - Racing with Alex Thompson
After three days on the water, we sailed into Ganges Harbour, with the wind on our stern and the sails set like a butterfly. The local sailing club held their Wednesday night regatta and it was fantastic to watch all these boats heading out into the bay, while we sailed towards the marina.
The music in the Tree House Cafe could have been more upbeat, but the food was excellent. Towards the end of the dinner we had to hold on to our hats, as that Northwesterly winds we were waiting for all day finally filled in, kicking up dust on the sidewalks.
Before setting sail again, we bought some fresh salmon from the market for the a delicious BBQ dinner in Clam Bay that night.
The last day we crossed the Strait of Georgia in 15 to 20 kts of wind - it was a blast. The icing on the cake was when we sailed alongside Alex Thompson on Hugo Boss’ “Black & White”.
We had a great crew and I hope to see you again on the water!!
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