Thursday, August 10, 2000
Campbell River to Lund
I woke with the sun. I got under way at 7am.
I headed out of the marina and around the corner to the
fuel dock. I filled up and had a bight to eat. I was underway again by 9:20. South around
Cape Mudge for the last time. Past the hoards of sport fisherman back through Baker
Passage and docked at Lund at 2:30 pm. Lund felt like home now. I recognized friendly
faces at the marina and the bakery. I cleaned the boat filled with water and prepared for
my new guests. I was a bit apprehensive about the next week. I didnt know what to
expect from the dynamics of the three of us. We are all quite different. Aldo is one of my
oldest and dearest friends. We were close when we were racing cars and listing to heavy
metal. He is just about the only person I keep in touch with from that world. And somehow,
we managed to grow together even though we havent lived within 1000 miles of each
other in over 10 years. Reed on the other hand is one of my newest and dearest friends. He
and I are just beginning to understand each other. We have a profound appreciation for the
others perspective. But we are still at the honeymoon stage of the friendship. We
have never really disagreed or even revealed any real scary dark sides of ourselves yet.
Aldo and Reed have only met briefly. So this will be an interesting week. Aldo is flying
in from Los Angeles. Reed will pick him up in Vancouver and drive to Lund. I plan to spend
the night here. That will make it easier to get acclimated to the boat the bathroom the
motion, before we cast off.
They arrived at about 6pm. It was great to see them. I drag my friends to the coolest
places! We unpacked and got settled. Then went out to dinner. I told them stories about
the trip and we talked about my new engagement. Reed was newly engaged as well and Aldo
was one of my many previously married friends, which made for interesting conversation.
That night we decided on a rough plan for the week. Tomorrow, we set sail for Galley Bay.