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7-5-09 Sunday – Port McNeill July 14, 2009

Posted by captnmike in The Queen Charlottes 2009.

From Echo Bay we motored mostly with current to Sointulla on Malcom Is. This is a Finnish community from 1905 that didn’t work out so well in the beginning. We stopped in but since it was Sunday, almost nothing was open. They have two Finnish blue bikes to use for free at the port. I went to the cemetery on the other side of town. I tried finding Marshall Stewart the kayaker/artist that we met last year in the Broughtons. Came back then got a bike for Judy and it was a bit too big so she used our West Marine fold up. We had fries at the Burger Barn, next to the port office. Found out later we should of headed to Alert Bay for a super museum on Native tribes of the area. We then motor sailed to Port McNeill about 4 miles away. We had a short time before things started closing up. Judy did some laundry. I headed to the Super Value store with a list. Had everything we needed except one item. A sign on the register said the internet wasn’t working and credit cards weren’t working. So I got the best value of $25.70 that I could and headed to the Thrifty Foods IGA Store number 20 nearby. They were giving away steak knives for every $50 of purchase, but you were really paying for it in the prices. Anyway headed to the boat and we came up with about six items we also needed. So I headed back for more. Marshall’s friend Joe was in from the airport so we had dinner together at our boat, salad and spaghetti. Sue and Bill of s/v Dilligaf invited us for a movie on their 2005 Jeanneau 49’ with a 32” LCD TV. It was 10pm as we headed over. We took a tour of the boat, then chatted for most of the night. About 15 minutes before we left we watch “Shoot’em Up” in Blue Ray to get the effect of High Definition. We made it to bed by 12 midnight for a 7am start getting ready time. Bill is a retired commercial diver from the Seattle area. Dilligaf is an acronym name.

Do I Look Like I Give a Fork or something like that. I’ve seen this before on another boat in Poulsbo I think it was. Next door to us was s/v Seventh Heaven with Mary and Lou from Friday Harbor with a Catalina 470. The are good friends of Dick and Sharon Drechsler of s/v Last Resort that we cruised with last year for a while. We had a pretty good lightning storm last night just as we got back to the boat. Rain started in after we hit the sack. 394.7 total, 4.0 of motor sailing, no sail miles.

Port McNeill, British Columbia From Wikipedia



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