|Prospective trip legs above Powell River|
Ripple is a demanding mistress, greedy for every attention you might lavish upon her. But the dividends are commensurately great, and the privilege of her company is endlessly rewarding.
These last few days before departure are a blissful alloy of satisfaction and anticipation. I wish I had gotten the topsides repainted, I wish I were a better varnisher, but for all that, Ripple is a well-found vessel in excellent condition, and she is ready for the trip.
We will depart Tuesday evening or Wednesday morning, bound for Port Townsend, Bedwell Harbour, Nanaimo, Jedediah Island, and a rendezvous with Terry Noreault in Powell River before pushing north towards the Hakai Preservation Area.