Heard from Colin around 1330 and he’s in great spirits and was making some coffee with the wind at his back. After pulling up anchor at 5am this morning he headed off north in the Strait of Georgia and before long was using his hiking board—close-hauled in 20 knots. Then at some point the wind died completely and he back on the oars. That’s when he made the tactical decision to proceed east of Texada Island (maybe an R2AK first?) and was rewarded with a light southwesterly breeze that enabled him to rack up quite a few miles quickly.
The micro-climates continue to play a huge factor this year as the winds swirl through the region. More soon….