Recap of Last Few Weeks (Photos!)

Day #26, May 27 Southey Island to Rathtrevor
Day #27, May 28 Doctor Visit in Parksville
Day #28, May 29 Rathtrevor to Qualicum
Day #29, May 30 Qualicum to Sandy Island
Day #30, May 31 Sandy Island to Kin Beach
Day #31, June 1 Kin Beach to Miracle Beach
Day #31, June 2 Miracle Beach to Cape Mudge (S. tip of Quadra Island)
Day #32, June 3 Cape Mudge to Read Island
Day #33, June 4 …journaling escapes me.

From Fansciscan Island, we paddled through Surge Narrows managing to appreciate the scenery amidst our mounting personal problems. A close encounter with some Dahl porpoises, glassy water for our paddle through Surge, and a beautiful orange jellyfish were welcome distractions. We spent almost every hour of every day between then and now talking and talking and talking. Up all night talking, up the next night talking. Never spent so much time talking. As we rounded Chatham Point and came into the Johnstone Strait, the wind and water tried to demand our attention. Our mileage went from reasonable to just a crawl, making about 6 miles each day. The Johnstone Strait is in your face. Each morning we woke to paddle in chop and each day at noon the westerly wind came up and we were paddling against a freight train. Campsites were anything-goes, which was a welcome change from the designated campgrounds of the Puget Sound and San Juan Islands. We’ve had no communication up until now, internet or cell phone. No support other than each other. Food has been great, weather has been dry and windy. Phil’s shoulder has been getting better for the most part, and we are looking forward to reaching Alaska despite the challenges we’re facing.

Thanks for everyone’s support. Love and miss you, Apryle.

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3 comments

1 Vern Sampson { 06.18.09 at 11:02 am }

Apryle, Phil, it was great to meet you both here in Sointula yest.
Lovely photos on your website! Good luck and fair winds on the rest of your journey. Looking forward to your next postings to the website. Cheers, Vern

2 cindy { 06.18.09 at 2:33 pm }

your pictures are nice. Hang in there. God bless.

3 Yiyi { 06.20.09 at 7:21 am }

Our thoughts and prayers are with you on this wonderful adventure! Keep the news coming!!

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