March 2, 2011 Layover Day in Sidney, BC

Last night the wind shrieked through the harbor at a sustained 45 knots, gusting much higher!  I slept like a rock through most of it, only getting up to check lines etc.  I am SO thankful to be safe in port, instead of on sleepless anchor watch, particularly after the exhaustion of beginning a voyage.  Overall it was a pleasant day of catching up on all the boat chores we didn’t do in PT.  Kelsey cleaned up the last of the vomit from the decks– leftovers from some of our more “hydrated” guests at the bon voyage party in PT!  One guest in particular ate a few tins of picked herring and a huge bottle of Sailor Jerry’s rum, and I won’t go into further detail, other than that I had to tether him into the cockpit so he wouldn’t fall overboard.  Consequently, he puked all over the dodger all night long…  We bolted down the new wood stove and I can’t wait for our first fire on the hook, in the Gulf Islands!  I love the new wood stove!  She’s got a lot of character.  We prepared “Privateer” for the seaway today, finding proper homes aboard for all gear, with cruising items taking precedence.  Everything is stowed down nicely.  Today was a great day of rest, work, and relaxation.  It sure is great to be on voyage again, with everything we need right here on the boat.  No cars, no lists, no errands to run.  Just time to go sailing!

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