The saga continues. The three of us had a great reunion dinner in Sidney overlooking the Salish Sea and Mt. Baker. All of us “coming down” from various recent challenges, and getting our core family back focused again. Very good to have Ian with us again.

The next morning, after a short run by Lori and I, and a very fast run by Ian, we showered, ate, and headed out. Ian took us out through the narrow channel, we had a short sail, then settled into a long slog against the current to Ganges.

Along the way, a ferry passed very close by, we saw a great schooner coming out of Ganges, and came on in to Ganges Marina. Rod had a conference call with the OSU Engineering Dean while Ian and Lori figured out Ian’s applications for various Universities. We’re into a new phase of life there for sure.

Then a great happy hour and dinner, then some champagne on the boat to celebrate Ian’s grades and test scores—which, in turn, make applying for University pretty fun.

Finally, a walk around the docks to meet the locals. Met some cats (Bershiz with the blue eyes). Also admired a 56 foot sloop—made Exergy seem small, for once.

Watched a great video of Bailie being moved around in her wading pool by Neep (the bulldog.) If I can figure it out, I’ll get it on the website.

A few boat names from around Ganges Harbour:

  • The Spirit Lodge (my favorite)
  • Pura Vida (Ian and Lori’s favorite)
  • Nuance
  • Lion’s Paw
  • Wine Down
  • Water Front

Pretty good list.

On to Bedwell in the morning.

Rod, Lori, and Ian