If you don't mind reading a little "history", I did manage to pull together the time lines and pictures of our sailing trip, and will share the story over a number of postings. Stay tuned! Let's commence with "Day One":
Sidney Harbour to Montague Harbour, Galiano Island
After loading all of our luggage into the boat, us women drove into Sidney so we could hit a grocery store and provision the boat for the bulk of our meals. The men went were charged with procuring the necessary alcoholic beverages for the trip.
We loaded all of the food and necessary alcohol into the boat, and waited for the boat rental representative who was supposed to be coming to provide the men with the obligatory boat orientation. Of course he was late, and during the course of the orientation, became aware that the boat’s GPS system was not operating. This resulted in us changing boats and a subsequent delay while they readied another for the exchange.
On board the sailboat was a trap that we assumed was for crabbing. In anticipation of this, both Terry and I had purchased fishing licenses on-line, so we could legally ‘test the waters’ for crabs while on our journey. However, upon closer inspection, we began to wonder if the trap was indeed a crab trap. Undaunted, we baited it with the remains of our barbequed salmon dinner and Terry and Al set out in the tender to drop the trap.