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7-31-09 Dolomite Point Anchorage Fri. August 12, 2009

Posted by captnmike in The Queen Charlottes 2009.
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Still mostly sunny today.  A Canadian Coast Guard boat stopped by with twin 75hp engines.  “We’re from the government and we’re here to help you,” is what one of them said half kidding.  We waved them in as there was a small aluminum boat with a decent sized engine that Pal Hana II was concerned about.  Two people took off for a hike with just day gear they thought.  Anyway they didn’t return that night, so they were concerned.  The boat keeps getting trapped and thumped by the log they tied to when the tide rises.  Pau Hanna II and s/v Onnetar had taken off this morning early.

We set a prawn trap at a hole 52 fathoms deep but measured 326 feet on my depth meter, we’ve given up on the dungeness crab.  Water seems to be turquoise somewhat around here, 63 degs F at the anchorage.  Way hot air at the anchorage here, low 90’s, temperature says 97 degs but due to the dark blue dodger.  We took the dinghy out to Dolomite Narrows and ran the narrows both ways.  Tide was at eight feet and we hit about 9 feet at the lowest with my portable sonar.  Five range markers are setup to get thru about 1/3 of a mile, used to be six.  On the way back we stopped at a cabin now lean to, as part of the roof is missing, and picked some asparagus seaweed for dinner.  We had salmon, cauliflower, broccoli, rice, and the asparagus seaweed in stir-fry fashion and the last of the box wine.  Marshall stopped in at Marshall Inlet for a while to check it out.  We saw another whale today for a while.  Weather was hot and sunny with some clouds.  There is an old eagles nest in a dead tree we can see from here.  1014.2 miles total, 18.2 for the day, no sailing.

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