One month into Summer 2019 cruise
Apologize for the dearth of posts. Up here in Desolation there is rarely enough cell connectivity for blogging. And the marina (etc) wifi has been a joke. But at the moment we are anchored in Pender Harbor and seem to have a decent cell signal.
It's been quite eventful. One of the things I have come to realize on this trip is that basically everything is new to us. The boat is still new. Every anchorage is new. We have had some new mechanical gremlins to get through (engine, generator, etc).
I plan to do a series of posts on all our locations, friends we met up with and so on. But I'll wait until I have a solid internet connection.
I have been taking lots of pictures (new camera) and with the new drone as well! It's a DJI Mavic Pro 2. My first drone. I waited a long time, until the technology was really solid as well as a decent size sensor, which this one has.
This was shot in Von Donop Inlet early one morning. I got some killer shots besides this one. In the back, at right, is our friend David on his Nordhavn Mary Pearl. We met up with them several times and it was a delight.
Speaking of friends, it was quite a nice day when along comes old friend John on Sarah Brooks. I met him 3 or 4 years ago when his boat was in charter. At the time I thought a Fleming would be likely for us. He gave us some great tips via radio. Great to see you John!
We has also met up with Kevin and Allison on the Nordhavn Red Rover. They highly recommended Toba Wilderness Marina (https://www.tobawilderness.com/) so we gave it a shot. Mary Pearl was there too, along with other friends from Trawlerfest, Jim and Joyce on Sequel (the Nordie at left). What a spectacular setting.
Was really fun hosting a dinner party on board Mahalo.
Here is the setting from about 1,400 feet up. Love that drone!
This was only the second or third time I flew the drone off the boat. This is an unnamed cove on Read Island, which I have now dubbed "Paradise Cove." We had this gorgeous spot all to ourselves for two nights, and then a third with one small sailboat.
Yours truly taking it all in from the comfort of our tender. This was a magical spot for sure. Many more posts coming!
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