Thursday, July 25, 2013

Port McNeill & Telegraph Cove

Friday - Sunday, July19-21st Port McNeill and Telegraph Cove (North Vancouver Island)
We spent 3 pleasant days at Port McNeill's municipal marina. Eating in restaurants, shopping, showering, bike riding and laundry kept us busy while Roger flew back to Seattle on Kenmore Air for the weekend. He rejoined us late Sunday afternoon.

We met Ivan, the owner of Kittiwake, another J-42 and spent some interesting times getting acquainted. We were to see Kittiwake again around the Broughtons later in the week.

On Sunday, we traveled 10 miles southeast to Telegraph Cove to rendezvous with the Stillmans on Gratitude. En route we were passed by 2 big cruise ships, that seem to dwarf the islands and fill the passages. We had dinner at the pub and visited the Whale Museum Monday morning. They have a good exhibit of marine mammels: whales, propoises, dolphins, seals, otters and sea lions.

We parted ways with the Stillmans as they headed southeast up Johnstone Strait for an appointment with slack water in the narrows later in the day.

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