In the morning we loaded up and started to motor south. This marked the beginning of the end. Our plan was to hit the Copeland Islands in the afternoon, anchor, then leave for Garden Bay in the morning.
We swung through the channel between Otter island and the mainland on our way down to the Copeland Islands. Cool little bay there. Big rope swing.
|I wonder what she is thinking. This is us going next to Otter Island|
We then went to Scott's favorite Copeland Islands anchorage but it was rough in there due to the wind direction. After a bit of a pow wow we decided to keep pushing for Garden Bay. Long long long motoring trip. Wind and waves on the nose with the current just killing us. 3 knots over ground for hours. Ugh.
|Lightning powering through the slop.|
|Lost another tooth while sailing. $10 a tooth while sailing. How in the hell did the Tooth Fairy come to that price?!?!|
|Crashing in Max's room. Note the dolls everywhere|
Got snug in the SYC outstation berth and got the radio call from Scott saying that his engine died and was using the dinghy as auxiliary power.
The other people on the dock heard this and we organized a slip for Lightning to pull into. Love the SYC folks! They are friendly and awesome.
Met up with Sophie again and a couple other boats we saw in Pendrell Sound.
So Scott's engine trouble was pretty simple. Lightning has 2 50 gallons tanks. They can isolate the tanks if they want. The law on the boat was do not isolate the tanks. Combine them at all times. Well when John left Scott the boat in Cortes, he isolated the port tank. Scott ran out of fuel. We bled the system and all was well. Ha!!
Had dinner that night and was going to bed early but got caught up in talking with Comfort Zone about their engine problems. Couple beers later and it is midnight. 4 am shove off time. Ouch!