Originally Posted by hummingway
Welcome Marimba. I'm another left bank maven of the rain forest. The rain's a little white tonight though!
Thanks for the note - as it happens I left Nanaimo in mid September with the plan to head
and points south - and that was admittedly a late start for that route
. Between the late start and a problem that cost a couple of weeks on the way down, we've re-routed to Mexico
for the winter and we'll start west in March. As to weather
- it's been mostly clear and sunny, "mid June coastal weather" for the most part - today we actually are having what the locals refer to as "rain" - it's all relative. (it's overcast, damp, a bit chilly (short sleeves and a wind
breaker) with what amounts to an occassional heavy scotch mist!
We're restocking and doing some minor repairs
before heading into Mexico
next week. I note that you never get the boat completley "ready" - at some point you just go and deal with the priorities. There is an interesting "community of migrants" that gathers along the way, all of whom have a story to tell of their trip - we thought we were unique in the trials and lack of being completely preped and learned that we're right with the pack if not a bit ahead.
So dream, but at some point, down tools and go. This I've now learned on this first major trip.
Regards to all we may know in common on GI and Nanaimo.