August 11, 2009


There are lots of things that can disturb a deep and peaceful sleep on a boat: Changes in motion, rising wind, engine noise that sounds like you are about to be run over by a very large truck…
The large truck wakes us every time.
First we contemplate whether the island we’re anchored off of has an 8-lane freeway we failed to notice, then we wonder if we dragged up near it. It’s when we poke our head out the hatch when we realize the noise is a float plane – which is coming directly at us.
It took a bit to get used to this. There is something a bit unnerving about staring directly into a propeller; a feeling that hasn’t improved despite the fact that we have the experience multiple times a day. Pretty much any quiet harbour doubles as an airport up here and inevitably we seem to always anchor right in the middle of the runway.


Barnacle C said...

congratulations on setting sail! We have just read your blog on the internet using our netbook and a sierra wireless 881 simcard modem in our saloon, at anchor off an island, 10 miles off the Sarawak coast - so it does work!

Your descriptions of Desolation Sound bring back happy memories.

Looki g forward to sharing an anchorage again one of these days!

John & Jane & Barnacle C

Diane, Evan, Maia and Charlie the cat said...

Great to hear from you and thanks for the info. We'll have to look into that method too.
Looking forward to seeing you somewhere someday.