Queen Charlotte City to Gordon Cove

  Never could figure out what the author of this sign intended

Never could figure out what the author of this sign intended

They say you should never start a blog with the weather. But, since weather plays such an important role in our cruising, let’s start with the weather. The ceiling this morning is only 150ft, but the visibility underneath is good. So unless the ceiling descends into fog, it should not be a factor in our travels.

I got up early, took a shower then walked the docks looking for subjects to photograph. Soon we were casting off and I turned the helm over to Karen to make breakfast.

We led the fleet for a while. It is a long way back out to Sandspit, where we made a right turn and followed the coastline after crossing the bar near the green buoy. It felt like we would never make enough headway to get past Sandspit! It was a lovely and calm day, but there was not much to see in the way of wildlife.  After a long while, we entered Cumshewa Inlet, where we saw a Moresby Explorer dinghy loaded with people (who waved) and then saw their facility in the distance. We kept going til we reached Gordon Cove, where we anchored then dropped the dinghy to go explore with part of the Mother Goose motley crew.

  The fleet all lined up

The fleet all lined up

We began our explorations with a walk through the dense forest. There was a great logging road and subsequent trail that made the exploration easy.

  "If those guys made it, I guess it's OK"

"If those guys made it, I guess it's OK"

The lush forest always fascinates me

  I always ponder the idea of how the native people managed to navigate though these forests

I always ponder the idea of how the native people managed to navigate though these forests

  Even the pros foul their props

Even the pros foul their props

We also explored the area up the inlet under the bridge near Moresby Camp. Jordan was one step ahead of us in his dinghy as we followed in his “footsteps” under the old bridge and back to an old cabin. You never know what you’ll find, and that’s the fun of it all.

  Jordan says" Check out the camp past this bridge" 

Jordan says" Check out the camp past this bridge" 

  Home sweet home to someone

Home sweet home to someone

  "Red sky at night....". Let's hope that old saying is true.

"Red sky at night....". Let's hope that old saying is true.