Sidney Spit

Transit Date: 
Friday, May 20, 2022 - 14:53 to 19:10
Departure Location: 
Cadboro Bay
Arrival Location: 
Sidney Spit
Total time: 
4H 6M
Sailing Hours: 
3.25
Engine Hours: 
1.00
Max speed: 
7.60kts
Average speed: 
4.20kts
Distance: 
17.40NM

Finally my first cruise of the season. Over the past several years, I've been cruising on my birthday. The past three weeks have been stormy and cold. But not today. Today, the sky is blue and the destination is Sidney Spit.

I thought my tank was low but I could only fit 16 litres of fuel before I created an eco disaster at the fuel dock. Sorry about that. Little spillage.

On my way to the Oak Bay Marina I witnessed a spectacular, once-in-a-lifetime and breathtaking wildlife moment.

This huge eagle repeatedly tried to drown a young seagull, just off Willows Beach. Seriously, the eagle would grab the gull in-flight and then drag him through the water and land on him. This happened several times before I shot both of them.

The steady Southwesterly breeze made for a satisfying reach to the Spit. I dropped anchor off the party beach and stayed for two nights. There were no morels. Too late in the season for them I guess. I managed to catch 4 crabs though. I had one myself Saturday night, then caught three more on Sunday. I gave one to Barnucka, one to Mom and one to the kids.

I did a lot of walking on Saturday. I walked the spit in the morning and the forest trail in the afternoon. I didn't go to shore at the party beach. I mostly used the dinghy dock. So walking, crabbing and exploring one of my favorite cruising destinations, Sidney Spit.

 

Sidney Spit

Sidney Spit

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