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We work as ecotourism guides (as well as biologist and boat captain) often on the BC Coast, but also as far ranging as the Arctic and Antarctic. We have an insatiable curiousity for the planet; all its hidden gems and what makes them tick. That and our love of sailing is what inspired us to sail around the Pacific in Narama, our tough and pretty little sailboat.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Excerpts from the Sketchbook

Brown Pelican, Richardson Bay 19 Sept



It seems hard to believe that we’ve been in California for two weeks. After a stay in San Fransisco we’ve been hopping down the coast, living comfortably at anchor every night. Except last night when we did an overnight voyage south from Monterey Bay. It was meant to be a lovely sail with a NW breeze forecast. Instead we motored into a bare breath of southerly and nearly lost all faith in the weather forecasters. Today we were lucky however, no wind but the first day since San Fran hat we’ve been at sea with enough visibility to see much beyond our bow. No kidding, we have had enough fog thanks! The clear weather meant that we could see humpback whales beaching and tail slapping and dolphins and shearwaters. Perhaps we will have more of this clear weather when we get around Point Conception – a major stepping stone on the California coast. This point juts out into the Pacific and turns the cold southerly current away from the coast. We have made the other side of Point Conception into a fairytale in our minds, where the weather is hot and we can put away our winter clothes.
Red-tailed Hawk, Half Moon Bay 21 Sept


Long-billed Curlew, Elkhorn Slough Moss Landing 23 Sept
Jellies from Monterey Bay Aquarium, 25 Sept

2 comments:

Alison Watt said...

Heidi
fantastic to see your sketches! By now you may be around Point Conception. I am thinking a lot of that warm zone, where one can take off their woollies. October was incredibly hot in San Diego last year (I think it often is.) Sounds good right about now, with the fire on, here on PI.
love to you and Stephen

Narama said...

Hi Alison
I wish I could send you some sunshine, and I would borrow a refreshing rain shower too! We had a lovely sail around Point Conception (after worrying about the seas there!) over night and then a great time in the Channel Islands. You gave me the courage to post my sketches so many thanks!
Hugs to you and Kim!