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Here is a map of our trip.
Went to Gorge Harbor and swam in the pool. Sorry no pictures. Nice place with a little store and great pool with a view. Had dinner and then watched Monty Python's Holy Grail with all the kids except Sam.
|Sam put all her dolls right by the Nav station.|
|Leaving Gorge Harbor|
|Ben learning to swing from the halyards. Got quite good at it.|
|Sam got a little cold and wanted to wear her Froggy outfit|
|A wee bit tired while motoring to the Octopus Islands|
|Shelby showing us how to throw a rock!|
|Building a raft at Rebecca spit|
|Doesn't she just look done?|
|Little bit of breakfast before we get to the Octopus Islands.|
|Lightning looking for anchorage|
|Samey in her nest|
|Approach from the south to the southern inlet to Octopus Islands|
|Lightning coming in after us.|
|Yet another clothing change for Samey. Seemed to always wear pink the entire trip|
|Sill looking for anchorage. Wasn't crowded but we didn't want to crowd anyone either|
|My favorite Maxey!|
|Kate combing Samey's hair. Unreal.|
|Playing with magic microphone|
|Rafted together in the Octopus Islands.|
|Max and Scott.|
|Heading to Hole in the Wall pass on our way to the Teakerne Arm.|
We woke up after a great night's sleep and got ready to hit the Hole in the Wall Pass. We waited to slack as the current can get up to 8 knots or so. Pretty tame when you time it right.
|Anchored off in a cove in the Hole in the Wall Pass|
|Wind switching to the NW as we left the Pass.|
Once we got to Teakerne Arm, it looked like the waterfall spot was being taken. Scott went in and talked to the people that were anchored close but not in the little cove by the waterfall. They had no problem with Scott bullying in and taking the primo spot. We decided to anchor and play in the water a bit. We found a great cliff and anchored by it with Maxey running the stern line to a tree.
I got dared to jump off so I did what any self respecting mid 40's male would do. "Hold my beer....whatch this!"
|Watch that first step. Scary to do that first leap.|
|Benny even got into the act. Later he will HURL himself off the tippy top! I was so proud!|
|Us swimming in Cassel Lake. Which is just a short climb up from the falls. There is a trail. Warm fresh water. Just beautiful.|
|Scott helping us secure Appa to Lightning. That is Max in the background cutting his foot open trying to tie us to the wall.|
|Maxey getting stitches. 2 of them in the bottom of the foot. NO numbing medicine! Rockstar!!!|
|Hanging out with his weird sister|
|Getting better and better at the halyard swing|
|A little tagging going on.|
|Showering in the falls!|
|That water just POUNDS you down.|
|Out looking for the floaty being pulled by Bolt (or Thunder)|
|They made me get in that damn thing. Don't you know I have carpal tunnel?|
|Kept my glasses on and everything!|
|All of us are now going to jump off the cliff we found.|
|Sad Beebee. Maxey helping with her.|
|Either the Muppet Movie or Despicable Me.|
|Barrett and Sam jumping!|
|Early morning departure. Lowest tide Shelby had seen. Full moon this tide cycle. Kinda iffy getting out of there|
|Good bye Teakerne Arm.|
We spent two days there. The best two days I think. Fresh warm water and even warm salt water. Just great.
Next stop.....Pendrell Sound!