Course: East. Speed: 4 knots
Wind: South West, F3 gentle breeze
Sea: slight. Swell: nil
Weather: cloudy, clearing, mild
Day's run: 108 nm
After rounding Cape Muzon just after sunset the wind freshened and the tide
turned in our favour. Hence for several hours we enjoyed a fast run
averaging six to seven knots. This put me in hope of getting into Prince
Rupert today, but come sunrise the breeze faded and the tide was against us,
so for most of the morning our progress was reduced to a crawl. The breeze
has filled in a little in the last hour or so, and the tide is once again
with us, but the wind is forecast to go light this evening, and of course
the tide comes and goes. At our current speed we should arrive at Prince
Rupert around 1700. It would be good if we can get in by then as that is
around slack water. At any time other than slack water the tidal stream
runs strongly through the marinas which will make berthing very tricky if
not impossible. For now my intention is to press on and see how things pan
out. It would be nice to get alongside this evening in time to have a shower
and to get an uninterrupted night's sleep.
Time to hoist the Canadian flag.
All is well.