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Princess Louisa Inlet, 2

sunny 78 °F

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Some stuff I neglected to put into the original, just tired, I guess. So, early in the morning our area of the inlet was in the shade. When we looked over the side, we saw jelly fish, by the hundreds which must mean that the were in the inlet by the millions. It may be that they only come near the surface in dim light. The largest was about 6-7 in. in diameter. These were not expected. During that same time, we saw a pair of something, seals or marine otters, hunting well away from us. I wonder if these jelly fish were on the menu.

The reason we were in the shade was because the sun had yet to get high enough to get over the mountains. This sunrise was pretty nice to see.

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Seaplanes are the UBER of these parts. When we went to the dock there was a section reserved for sea planes. While enjoying the scenery we saw this plan arrive at the dock and, later, take off.

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As to the great fuel disaster: running out of fuel is the sole responsibility of the captain, moi. So, when we got to Egmont, I was curious how close to the edge we had come. Skipping the metric conversion stuff, the tank holds 30 gallons; we put in 15.5 gallons. The denouement: the needle was on empty; the tank was half full. Fuel gauges on boats are notoriously inaccurate. The problem is, unless you know the boat you don’t know which way the gauge is off: showing too much or showing too little. I will do what cruisers do; I will build a fuel and motor hours program and calculate max/min fuel estimates. I never thought to have to do this on a charter boat.

Posted by sailziveli 15:40 Archived in Canada Tagged boats sea canada cruising sailboats salish

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