We wandered aimlessly around Ganges, in and out of stores, stopping for the usual ice-cream treat. We wandered into the playground of the elementary school and watched the Bucket make new play pals and utilize the equipment. We stayed here through Thursday because Wednesday was close to an end and we wanted to make sure we didn't miss anything. We found the lumber store and bought a 3 foot piece of teak for stern reinforcement on FRESH. She was close to getting a 2.5 horse power Yamaha outboard to help her move along the water. We would pick it up in Nanaimo. Little did we know, this small piece of $30.00 wood would end up costing us double because some screwball stole it right from under our nose while we were in the cell phone store, unbelievable! I don't imagine we will return to Ganges anytime in the near future, the thievery left a bad taste.
Thursday was a travel day that was carefully planned out according to the tide and currents chart. We were going through Dodd Narrows, a devilish short but fierce narrow. I didn't even imagine. In my mind it was going to be something like a short ride on a smooth flowing river with a little jolt of a thrill. I am so glad that Scott put so much time, and thought into making this pass. Sometimes I make myself feel so naive and oblivious to the dangers of nature. This was a crazy (and fun) ride, though looking back I can see how it could so easily go wrong. Bucket and I went to the bow sprit and planted our bottoms near the anchor rollers. This was such an awesome view.
|Aprox. 4:34 pm approaching Dodd Narrows two miles away|
There was such a peaceful easy feeling, as the cool wind kissed and brushed across our faces. We watched the jelly fish swish by the boat in the depths of the salty water as we motored forward into the unexpected.
|A shot of the churning action in Dodd|
|Rockin' the Narrow|
|FRESH tags along, gleefully|
Forward to Nanaimo! Docked at 6:10 pm. Life is good!