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Wednesday April 1st 2015

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I woke up at 0100 or so, after a good sleep.  I had been down for only about three hours, but I found I was awake and refreshed.  I realised that I would not sleep, and also realised that I planned to be up at three to get ready for the day.  After lying there for forty-five minutes, dozing, I got up and had breakfast. 

I was tired last night and went to bed early.  I had worked a longer day outdoors in the wind yesterday than has been my habit lately, if you don't count days of  standing watches at the helm pounding upwind into waves in the Caribbean last month.

Yesterday was hardly a full working day by most standards, but when I was outside, I was in constant motion, bending, lifting, walking, turning, and the wind is tiring.

When I am travelling, I get up at three to prepare.  That seems to be programmed deep in my psyche and I see no reason to  try to change the habit. I find that I have extra energy those days and besides, I often catch some sleep on my flight.

Sometimes I fly early, but even when I don't, I like to be up early to organize and pack.  Packing the day before has never worked for me.

I am off to Sidney for a week on Cassiopeia.  My plan has been to join the Cooper Easter Flotilla as I have for the past two years.   It is a habit now, and I have not gotten around to rethinking the plan until after I committed to going.

We used to go to Victoria for Easter break in past years and some years I spent up to a month at the Surf Motel on the seawall in Victoria, but Mom is not going this year and Jean and family decided to drive to Vancouver for a few days, so somehow, that tradition has fallen apart.

I have been distracted with all my travel and did not realise until now that I plan to spend Easter with strangers, more or less, and that last year's Easter Flotilla was a bit of a gong show.  I'm now thinking I may just go my own way and cruise around Haro Strait and explore on my own, but should probably have made other plans, like stay home or spend Easter with Mom.  I was on autopilot.

Today will turn very windy with rain, but the next few days and nights will continue above freezing except for a few hours some nights. The moisture and confinement should help encourage brood rearing and the rain will bring on pollen soon.  We expect crocus bloom around the twentieth.

Around 0600, I found I was tired and with extra time on my hands, so I decided to have an hour's nap.  Also, my left eye felt a bit sandy and watery, as from lack of sleep, so I thought a nap would help that, too.

Then I realised that I had been stung twice on that eyelid yesterday.  The second sting had left a stinger dead-centre on the lid and it had taken some time to get it out, using in the truck mirror and a hive tool. There had been no swelling at the time, and still was none, but I guess this was an after-effect.

At 0601, I set my alarm and lay down.  At 0700, I opened my eyes, a minute before it was scheduled to go off.  I am always amazed at my internal clock.  It runs with complete accuracy, but I have no reliable conscious access to it or control.  The subconscious runs our lives, but seldom are we aware of that fact.

Ruth had promised to be over this morning early to get Zippy before I left, but at about 0900 texted  to ask when I was leaving.  I said, 0930.  She had just gotten up and there was no way she could make it over by then, so I left Zip with Carolyn.

From there, I drove to The Mill.  Fen had some curtains for the boat. I had coffee there, then drove to the YYC Budget Lot.  It turned out to be full, so I switched to Plan B: Park and Jet. 

P&J is my second choice since it is farther away and often the shuttles are slow getting me to the airport, but I was surprised to find a brand new paved P&J lot right next to the Budget Lot and for the same cost.

I saw employees organizing the entrance and asked if they were open. They had to ask around, but yes, they were, so I  was one of the first cars onto the huge new lot.  I parked by myself at the end of Row #1 and a brand new shuttle bus was sitting, waiting.

I got in and was at the airport moments later.  I'm going to have to update my less than enthusiastic Yelp review.

WS449 took off at 1240 and landed at 1311.  I was at the marina and my boat fifteen minutes later.  As it turned out, the boat was not ready and so I'll be here tonight at the dock.  The new step was still being installed and a clutch had to be screwed down.

It is tee shirt weather here, but an umbrella comes in handy due to the occasional showers on an otherwise sunny day.

I went shopping, snacked for supper, and am enjoying the evening here on the boat, after a brief nap following 'supper'.

Never let your persistence and passion turn into stubbornness and ignorance.
Anthony J. D'Angelo

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Thursday April 2nd 2015

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After going to bed early, at 2100, I awoke around 0300, got up, had breakfast and read a bit. I'm still behind in my sleep, so I think I'll go back to bed for a few more hours.

I slept until 0800 and got up again.  I unpacked, tidied and went to the office.  Dawn had recruited me to be the lead boat for the flotilla and I guess I am going.  We chatted and I got some supplies, then returned to the boat where I discovered the freezer to be not working and called Callum. 

He did not have much of a clue, except to call a refrigeration expert, who happened to be busy and did not know the unit anyhow, so I pulled out the thermostat, drowned it in WD40, and cycled it and multiple times while observing the resistance with my multimeter.  The resistance dropped to zero and now, at 1310, I am testing it to see it it works properly. 

So, one day after arriving, I am still sitting in the marina.

*    *   *   *   *

It was after 1600 before I finally pulled out from  the dock.  It took the assistance of two passersby to hold the boat near the dock as I untied, the wind was so strong.  With four ropes to untie, and a forty-two foot boat, one end or the other wanted to leave while I was dealing with the other.

I pulled out and ran downwind to round Dock Island, then ran down at 160 degrees to the wind to Beaver Point. 

My destination was dead downwind, but had to tack a bit downwind to get the best speed and to keep the sails full.

The wind died as I rounded the point and I motored the rest of the way, travelling south of Provost Island and across to Montague, arriving just before sunset.  I considered James Bay on Prevost Island, but decided to press on.

I chose an open spot, clear of other boats, near the southeast end and dropped the hook in 10 metres of water and let out my entire 165 feet of chain and a bit of my 200 feet of new nylon rode for good luck.  The anchor set quickly and convincingly.  I expected this bay to be sheltered as SE winds are predicted overnight

This was my first test of the longer anchor rode.  Up until now, I had been limited to overnight anchorages less than 10 metres deep at high tide (10 metres x 3.1 feet/metre x 5 scope = 155 feet) by the 165 feet of chain.  Now I can go over twice as deep.

I made soup of turkey necks for supper, watched video for a while, set the anchor alarm, and went to bed.

Forgiveness does not change the past, but it does enlarge the future
Paul Boese

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Friday April 3rd 2015
Good Friday

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The night was quiet and I awoke at 0522.

Today, I sail up to Telegraph Harbour to meet up with the flotilla.

I did just that, and arrived at Telegraph Harbour before the others.  I tied up and Corus arrived shortly after and, eventually, Corinia.  It is a small group this year.

On the way up the Saltspring coast, as I was sailing near Fernwood Point, a powerboat boat came up behind and pulled alongside.  It was a marked RCMP chase boat and on board were two officers.

One was RCMP and I am not sure about the other.  They both had flak jackets on.  The RCMP guy was quite friendly and said, "Hello where did you come from and where are you going and the boat name seems familiar." etc.  The other was making odd faces.  Then they asked if I had been to the States.  I said, "No", and answered their various repetitive questions and they sped off.

Strange. Then I realised I had no flag out and I hung out the Maple Leaf.  At any rate, it seems they were looking for something and I was not it.

I always wonder what my rights are and what right they have to ask me questions, but I also realise that, with some exceptions, they are honest people, working to keep us and our possessions safe and often from threats we seldom know about.  I also realise they are guys like me who have a job to do and I have no reason to make it difficult, so I comply. 

Still, as a kid I worked with men who came from countries across the seas where trusted governments and police went bad suddenly and trust and  powers were abused, so I am thankful every day that I live in a country where corruption and abuse of power is relatively low.

That said, I have seen personally police abuse of power in Toronto, and the Rodney King incident was just the beginning of revelations of systemic abuse in the US.  We have a few cases cropping up from time to time here in Canada and longstanding system-wide racism and sexism in our institutions and police forces being brought to light.

Some of us walked over to Thesis Island Pub for a pint or two.  Then Nigel, my new first mate, an instructor from Cooper Boating who had ridden over on Corus, and I talked a young fellow into riding us back in his tin boat.

We had supper and by the time dishes were done, it was 2100 and time for bed.

The statistics on sanity are that one out of every four Americans is suffering from some form of mental illness.
Think of your three best friends. If they're okay, then it's you.
Rita Mae Brown

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Saturday April 4th 2015

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I woke at 0438 and got up.  I like to have a few hours to regain full consciousness and plan my day.

Cassiopeia is the lead boat in this small flotilla, so I went over the route in detail looking for hazards.  Last year one boat ran aground, in an avoidable incident (I was not in charge that time). 

As it happened, our leader at the time was thinking about finding dock space ahead, not the rocks along the route and warning of hazards.  Now, Nigel and I are in charge and we don't want a recurrence.

We cast off the lines just after 0800 and ran downwind to Dodd Narrows.  The wind was light, so this was a perfect opportunity to fly my cruising spinnaker.  We got it untangled and hoisted it, then ran wing on wing to the Narrows, arriving right on time for slack water. Dodd is one tricky narrows that one does not want to run through at any other time.

We sailed right into Nanaimo harbour, snuffed the sails, and motored to the docks at Newcastle Island.  We backed in, tied up, mounted the outboard motor on the dinghy, and visited with the gang. A fourth boat, Patience, joined us at that point as well.  They had come in earlier.

Three of us decided to go to town, and I stepped into the dinghy.  Normally, I am very careful and tie it tight to the dock and stay low, but this time, I was distracted by the location of the fuel tank which was right in the bow where I normally step. 

Some charter client had lost the strap and the tank could not be fastened where it normally belongs.  Additionally. they had altered the painter so that I could not tether the bow tight to the dock while embarking as is my habit.

At any rate, I made my first step, then the dinghy squirmed out from under me and I went, slow-motion into the frigid water.

My PFD inflated instantly and immediately, I reached for my phone and passed it to the guys on the dock.  Then they tried to lift me out.  It took three of them and out I came.  What a laugh!

Anyhow, my new phone was now history and I had wet clothes to deal with.  I returned to my boat and rinsed my clothes, had a shower, and changed.  By the time that was done, it was raining, so we caught the water taxi over to town.

I had insured the phone against just this sort of eventuality and assumed that getting a replacement would be a trivial matter, so thought little of the dip into the sea.

In town, managed to call Koodo on a borrowed phone at the Rogers booth, but Danna at the Koodo kiosk somewhere on the other side of town was unable or unwilling to help me and, apparently, I have to phone another number and wait for an exchange.  Since the phone is my lifeline and my Internet, I am disconnected...

Isn't that a catch-22?  I have to phone for a replacement when my phone does not work?  That's telco logic for you.

My new friends, Jackson and Mark, and I bought some groceries, some wine, and wandered back to the water taxi.  Along the way, we found a bar and had a beer or two.  As much as I had found the unexpected dip into the water to be a hoot, I had to adjust to being without a phone, and I suppose I was still a bit in shock.

Life goes on and on without incident, then something life-changing happens, often in a split second.  The change could be a small thing like getting a wet phone and losing all the navigation apps in a heartbeat, or it could be an auto crash or a heart attack or a stroke.  We cannot predict when life will change course.

These are major turning points, but even when we don't notice pivotal situations every second of every day we make decisions or experience events -- often unknowingly -- that determine our future course.

You can complain because roses have thorns,
or you can be grateful that thorn bushes have roses.
Tom Wilson

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Sunday April 5th 2015
Easter Sunday

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We did some serious drinking last night and I slept in, but got up in time for the Easter egg hunt in the quarry and and scored some chocolate, which I did which I not really want, but felt obliged to find.

After that, I decided to do a thorough boat inspection and checked the transmission oil.  It is a little hard to reach, but when I pulled the dipstick, I found the level was down, off the stick.

I had noticed a new whine from the engine when I left Sidney, but thought little of it.  It was something new and it was annoying, but with the prop change, I figured it might be related. It wasn't. 

We went into Nanaimo and added a quart of fluid and the noise went away.

Next, stop was Silva Bay.  We first tacked out Fairway Channel, turned down Forwood Channel, then, flying our spinnaker again, ran downwind, to the north entrance to Silva Bay. 

Nigel is getting good at handling the foresail.

He is an instructor and naturally assumes command at times.  I find it a bit amusing as I am the captain, but instructors just naturally take over.

At one point, after we had rigged preventers -- preventers are probably a new concept for many and not in the 'book -- I ordered him to jibe the main using the preventer.  He had other ideas and I see no point in unnecessary conflict, so I conceded and we did it his way.  The hard way.  Same result.  Still, interesting.

That said, I am very aware that I don't know everything and also trust their judgment or go along it the end result is not problematic, but occasionally, I just have to say, "That is an order". 

I am the captain and that is my prerogative, but that seldom happens and when it does there is never any question.  We all know the rules. The captain's word is law.  But the wise captain seldom plays that trump card, and only when safety is is at risk.

I'm surprising myself with how much I have learned in recent years, and am finding now that I seem to be the 'expert' in many cases.  That is a dangerous thing to assume, though.  Just because a person knows some things, that does not mean that he knows everything and our blind spots are huge.  To quote one of the wisest things said by one the  brashest and unapologetic war criminals of our times, Donald Rumsfeld:

There are known knowns. These are things we know that we know.
There are known unknowns.
That is to say, there are things that we know we don't know.
But there are also unknown unknowns.
There are things we don't know we don't know.

At the north entrance to Silva Bay, we snuffed the sails and motored in through the narrow opening into the bay, found our dock and tied up.  The others came in shortly after and we gathered in Cassiopeia's cockpit for drinks and popcorn.

When the others left, I stewed some chicken legs for supper and soon it was 2100 and time to call it a day.

No one has ever become poor by giving.
Anne Frank

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Monday April 6th 2015

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This the last day and all boats return to Vancouver.  I return to Sidney, but have a few more days and think I'll go across, too.  I enjoy Nigel's company and I need to talk to the fleet manager face to face.

First, I Skyped the insurance people for a new phone.  That took about an hour, but they promise to send a new phone by UPS to arrive at Port Sidney Marina tomorrow.  I'll believe that when I see it.  My deductable was $49.95 and the shipping is free.

After that was done, we cast off for Vancouver at about 1000 and are currently entering English Bay on a beam reach at 6.7 knots with about 7 knots of wind.   We should be tied up at Granville Island by 1430.

I'll do a little business in Vancouver and maybe cross to Snug Cove for the night.  I also might stick around Vancouver.  I have no definite plans, except that I do have to be in Sidney by dark on Wednesday to fly out -- unless I change my plans.

We arrived as planned and I met with the maintenance manager about some issues and then had a nap.  I was tied up on the outside so I can leave early tomorrow, but another boat is now rafted to me and I am stuck here until they find another spot.

I'll worry about that tomorrow.

Love yourself first and everything else falls into line.
You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world.
Lucille Ball

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Tuesday April 7th 2015

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I got up at 0800 and had breakfast.  I'm trapped here until the staff arrives to untie me.

They showed up around 0830 and I cast off at 0900. 

English Bay was calm and I anticipated motoring all the way to Active Pass, but once I got out into the Strait, the wind picked up on the starboard beam and Cassiopeia sailed at up to ten knots, aided by the outgoing tide.

I entered Active Pass just after the turn, and by the time I made it though, two knots of current were running against me.  Trincomali Channel was almost calm, so I had to motor and decide on a destination -- Ganges, Montague Harbour, James Bay on Prevost Island or continue to Portland Island or even to return to Sidney.

I have passed by James Bay many times and always wanted to stop and enjoy the park, so I pulled in and anchored.  This bay seemed like a logical choice since fifteen knot winds from the southeast are expected around midnight and this location is protected from the southeast.

Holding proved to be marginal in what seemed like soft mud, but after dragging thirty metres or so, I did manage to get a good grip in ten metres of water and let out one hundred and twenty-five feet of chain and set an anchor alarm.   I'll see what the bottom is like tomorrow when I haul up the anchor, but I am guessing it is buried five feet down in a soft mud bottom.

This bay seems to be home to a group of seals who frolic and chase fish, then cruise around their heads just above the surface, watching me and the people on the only other boat here.

I went ashore in the dinghy to look around.  This park seems to be virtually undeveloped rain forest.  I stayed a short while, then returned to the boat for supper which was simmering on the stove.  In the fifteen minutes I spent on shore, the tide had risen a half-foot making me glad I had pulled the dinghy well onto the shore.

Supper was a turkey thigh stewed in rice and corn.

I am without phone and Internet tonight and that is not a bad thing.

Tomorrow, I return to Sidney, arrange some repairs, and fly home at 2100 in the evening.  I have mixed feelings about that.  I could stay another week easily, but I have bees waiting at home and trip to Sudbury is due before too long.

Those who tell the stories rule the world.
Hopi American Indian Proverb

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Wednesday April 8th 2015

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If the winds favour me, it is a two hour crossing to Sidney, but I have to stop at Van Isle Marina to fuel up along the way, so we will see when I get there.

*    *    *    *    *

At 0800, I lifted the anchor and it came up easily.  The bottom as revealed by a sample captured by the mud remaining on my Rocna anchor from Montague turned out to be coarse sand made up largely of pulverized sea shells.  That explains the poor holding.  Fine sand and silt are far better, as is most mud.

There was not much wind, so although I did raise sail once, I mostly motored back to Sidney, arriving at 1000, after fueling along the way.

My replacement phone was waiting, and so I am now sitting in the marina lounge going through the process of upgrading and installing.  The phone comes with Android 4.4.1 and has to install 4.4.2 then 4.4.3, then lollipop 5.0 and finally 5.1.  I have wi-fi in the marina lounge and save $10 by using it for the gig of downloads instead of OTA data.

I did all that in the marina lounge on wi-fi then discovered the phone does not connect to the cell network.  I drove to the Koodo shop in town and when I got there, I suddenly had a strong LTE cell connection.

I left the shop, drove two blocks and suddenly had no signal, so went back and bought a new SIM in case this one was damaged.  When I left, everything seemed to  work, including LTE, so I drove to several supply stores and picked up a few items for the boat, but then noticed that the phone quit showing signal again.

I returned to the shop and learned that the cell tower is nearby and that might explain the fluke that it works at their shop and not further away.

By then, I had decided to stay here in Sidney s for two more days ince there are a lot of little things that need doing and, besides, I have a slight headache that is affecting my thinking.

I drove back to the location where the phone works, called Westjet, sat on hold for a while, made the change and now I am here until Friday night.

I had supper, bought groceries, and played with the phone again.

Finally, I decided to do a factory reset and we'll see if this phone decides to work properly afterwards.  I'm beginning to wonder if it is defective.

Meantime, I plan to relax here and get to start on a few things tomorrow.

The husband who decides to surprise his wife is often very much surprised himself.
Voltaire

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Thursday April 9th 2015

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At 0810, my head seems better although I am still weary, even after ten hours of sleep.  I still feel a slight headache when I cough.

I have things to do today, and not having a working phone is making things difficult.  I can't even call the dock manager about little issues and arrange meetings, so dealing with that issue is first on my list. 

I don't have a lot  of hope for this replacement phone, though, and will have to find a workaround solution.  I discovered that in addition to not connecting reliably, it does not charge on my induction charger.  I am increasingly certain that there are bad antenna connections inside.

After that, I have the sail and the mirror and the refrigerator to deal with, and my life vest to re-arm.

     *     *     *     *

I did not work on the sail, but took the mirror up to the glass shop and re-armed and re-packed  the inflated live vest. 

I also drove back the cell tower and reported this phone as defective.  Another is on the way.

At noon, I had the buffet lunch at the Thai Restaurant on Beacon and it was excellent.  The food was good, and the people very friendly. 

I had noticed the restaurant across from the hardware store when I was parking to go in there.  One of the women who run the Thai restaurant carried a package of food over to a street woman who wanders the town dressed in a quilt overcoat, rummaging through the trash cans for drink bottles.

Now, I assumed that this was a gift and I was impressed, but who knows?  That is the most obvious explanation, but I always like to consider alternate explanations for everything I see. 

Maybe the street woman is actually a rich heiress and wanders the streets for something to do or to obey some strange compulsion and ordered the food on a tab.  After a day of rifling through trash cans, she returns to her luxury condo or suite in the nearby upscale hotel and puts her feet up or enjoys the Jacuzzi and a glass of sherry.

Even when we see things with our own eyes, nothing is ever exactly what it seems.  Nothing happens in isolation or looks the same from all viewpoints.

That is one thing that makes sailing and flying so interesting. 

When we drive cars or even go for a walk, we go down the same paths and see the same objects for the same loci.  When sailing or flying, we are not this constrained and even familiar features are strange and sometimes unrecognizable as our position changes.

Callum, the dock manager was supposed to meet me at 1500 on the boat, but stood me up.  I imagine he got held up and could not call me.  No phone, remember? I had things to do anyhow.

The fridge control did not show up.

At 1810, I am sitting  in the cockpit, in the enclosure, enjoying the warmth of the setting sun.  Today is mild and beautiful and I wonder why I am going home tomorrow. 

The forecast here is for cooler, rainy weather tomorrow and on the weekend. The local radio makes the showers and ten degree weather sound like a coming disaster.  In the rest of Canada, that would be one of the nicer spring days spell, but maybe I will be less happy to be here and happy to fly home.

Life is 10% what happens to me and 90% how I react.
John Maxwell

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