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Old_Salt

RO# 20541

Posted - Aug 14 2012 :  09:16:53  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Tuesday, Aug.14, 2012

I find myself with 3 weeks free time with no commitments to the outside world (that I donít mind breaking). Time for a boat trip.

Iím in Porpoise Bay, at the head of Sechelt Inlet, separated from the Pacific North West boating universe by the Sechelt Rapids, the fastest moving salt water rapids in North America, and I have enough time to reach Port Hardy, take a week-long side trip to Seymour Inlet, entered only by traversing Nakwakto Rapids, the second fastest moving salt water rapids in North America, and get back home by a different route in the third week.

The weather forecast for the next 7 days could not be much better. Sechelt, Campbell River, and Port Hardy show 7 days of sunshine. Forecasts for Strait of Georgia-North of Nanaimo and Queen Charlotte Strait show 5 days of modest winds with maximum NW 15 as the up inlet winds start up in the afternoon, and in between, Johnstone Strait has some Strong and Gale Force winds today and tomorrow, but down to NW 15 on Thursday, Friday, Saturday. Looking good.

Iíll try to keep you posted en route, God willing and the creek donít rise, when I hit the WIFI spots, and post some pics when I get home.

OS

Homeport: Porpoise Bay, BC

oldfishboat

RO# 24623

Posted - Aug 14 2012 :  13:39:36  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I was wondering if we where going to have the OS trip this year. I am excited.

www.passageweather.com

OS I use the above site for down the road weather. Just a thought .



Oldfishboat guy

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Volffas

RO# 30980

Posted - Aug 14 2012 :  15:58:17  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
As always, I'm looking forward to following your adventure. Have a great time! Here's hoping the weather stays perfect for you.



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1989 Carver Montego 2157 "Nine Songs" SOLD
1972 Sea Snark "Four and a half Songs"

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Ghost

RO# 689



Posted - Aug 14 2012 :  18:58:46  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Just rub it in. I get to work this summer. All summer. blech

What part of GALE WARNING did you not understand?

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Old_Salt

RO# 20541

Posted - Aug 20 2012 :  14:41:37  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thursday, Aug.16, 2012

Ēthe best-laid schemes o' mice an' men, gang aft agley
Robbie Burns

The reason I had a 3 week time limit for this trip, was that various hospital lab tests and examinations which had been scheduled for mid-to-late September had been moved up to Sept.7. The specialist involved, wanted to move them up sooner than that, but our family doctor went on holiday Tuesday, so that communication wasnít taking place. I went to the hospital on Tuesday morning for some tests that had been requested and scheduled, and the specialist tried to get me moved up to Friday (tomorrow)for the Sept.7 tests, but couldnít get the necessary requisition signed, by Wednesday afternoon.

So I didnít get away on Tuesday, just like Robbie warned me.

My Pal, the Admiral, who is a volunteer (in about 19 different capacities) at our local hospital, got fired up this morning and roared off to the hospital and used all the tricks in her book, (learned from the hospital staff while conducting hospital tours for residents) to get an appointment for me for the CT Scan/Cat Scan/Ultrasound that the specialist wanted, for 3 pm this afternoon!!!! Went there, did that!
The results will be available By Monday or Tuesday. Way to go, My Admiral!!!

So, the net result is that I may get away 1 week late, but I donít have a Sept.7 deadline for getting back and I picked up the 3 weeks following, and could get a 5 week trip in before October.


Monday, August 20, 2012

Hoping for my test results to be available today or tomorrow, and looking for a nice relaxed 5 week trip to Seymour Inlet and back (at my normal pace of 12 nm per day). Just in case Robbie has something else in mind for me, maybe I should start working on my plans for a 6 month trip to Southeast next Spring/Summer.

OS



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Old_Salt

RO# 20541

Posted - Oct 06 2012 :  17:12:31  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Not much boating taking place again this summer Ö

Left Porpoise Bay on Sunday morning, Sept.30, and took Stalwyn through Sechelt Rapids to Pender Harbour, Madeira Park, to have a visit with the best mechanic on the Sunshine Coast at Madeira Marine.

Stalwyn was running well, and I arrived at Skookum Island a little early for the TTF (1 ľ hours!). No photos going through the rapids Ö
I was solo, and Ö I was busy.

Couple of photos from Madeira Park. The Harbour Authority floats are just to the left.






If you are visiting Pender Harbour, this is a good place to get supplies or get a mechanic.

OS



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BillV

RO# 17370

Posted - May 22 2013 :  19:55:27  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Haven't heard from OS in months. Hope all is well with him. Anyone know anything?

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Old_Salt

RO# 20541

Posted - May 23 2013 :  21:23:22  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
"I was wondering if we where going to have the OS trip this year. I am excited."

I was wondering if I was going to have the OS trip this year, too, Bill. I am always excited by the possibility of a trip up and down our beautiful coastline.

Thanks for caring, Bill.

I haven't even begun to plan for our 2017 North Pole trip yet, Bill, but I do keep hoping to get away on my nice boat before then.

I'm just getting over a 3 week bout of coughing, horking, and sneezing that my wife thought she should share with me, after a trip she made to Vancouver over a month ago. Nice of her to share.

My original over-the-winter plans for this summer aren't going to happen in the time I have remaining, so I will try to get out for a while in the local areas, and see if I can hack it.

I'll post when I get some pics, ,,, (if I can remember how to use the camera).

OS



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BillV

RO# 17370

Posted - May 25 2013 :  09:31:34  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Good to hear from you OS. Sorry to hear of the recent bout of being under the weather. I'm sure I speak for everyone that we hope you are healthy, out and about and have an enjoyable summer this year. Take care my friend.

1978 Glasply 28' mid-cabin, repowered, remodeled, rewired, rebuilt, replaced, repaired, oh well you get the picture! It's my full time job now that I'm retired.

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oldfishboat

RO# 24623

Posted - May 29 2013 :  12:18:36  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
OS

Dam , very nice to see a post from you.

Now get boating, I will get back too work !




Oldfishboat guy

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