Second in a series of blog posts by Executive Director Karen Wristen as she and her husband Jasper sail their 40’ Newporter sailboat “Viajador” north to Sointula.
Day two: Pender
Harbour to Lund
Thursday was a very fine day for anyone sailing south or
east or even southwest. We are of course
going northwest, precisely the direction from which a brisk, warm wind blew all
day. This is why we chose a motor sailor
for our travels through the Inside Passage and today, Viajador was a motor boat
all day. The sun was back with us as we
motored along the length of Texada Island through Malaspina Strait.
At least the seas were a good deal calmer than yesterday, so
the stowed goods stayed that way and I was able to fire up the computer and get
some work done. Marine life was still
slacking, however; we saw the odd seal and possibly a sea lion hitchhiking on a
distant log boom. Even the gulls were
inclined to ride rather than fly.
We made Lund by 6 pm after an uneventful voyage, only to
find the harbor filled to overflowing.
One harried staff member was racing the docks finding spots for incoming
boats to raft on—and this after Lund Harbour has nearly doubled its dock space
in the past year. Nice to see a small
port doing so well.
Tomorrow, we’ll check out Nancy’s Bakery for some of her
famous cinnamon buns and bread for the journey.