Friday, March 26, 2010

Back on the Water

We have had a break of nearly four weeks and we are certainly ready to continue our journey to Jacksons Bay. This morning we arrived in Picton on the early Bluebridge sailing and were met by our good friend Stuart Hart, who waved us on our way as dawn broke. Had a really good paddle in nice sunny conditions up Queen Charlotte Sound heading for Cape Jackson. We stopped off in Ships Cove for a lunch break and to view the Captain Cook monument. We had made contact over the past week with Ron and Gerry Marriott of Cape Jackson Wilderness Park and were hoping to call into their marina for a visit. After a quick chat with the Marriotts we decided that conditions were still good enough to attempt rounding the cape. They had also offered us the use of their hutt in Port Gore. We made good time in conditions that were getting rougher with white caps, but successfully rounded Cape Jackson by late afternoon. We are nicely settled in this beautiful hut. A very big thankyou to the Marriotts.

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