We came out the top of the Channel and Arthur Passage into open ocean expecting big swells. It was flat water with 5-10 knots of southeasterly wind. As always it's best to go when you can, and we should have, but opted instead to what we hoped was good wifi in Rupert. We arrived at the Prince Rupert Rowing and Yacht Club at 1PM and tied up behind True North, the original Nordic Tugs 52. Later Miller Time, an Ocean Alexander 70, and Miss Ann Marie, a custom 78, tied up as Environment Canada warned us of another gale. We planned for at least two days in PR.
|Flat seas greeted us upon exiting the Grenville Channel.|
|A commercial crabber works the waters just outside Prince Rupert.|
|We counted 11 ships waiting to load grain and minerals at the bulk loading facility on the way into Rupert Harbour.|
|Prince Rupert is now accepting Far East shipments for rail transport directly into the US Midwest saving almost 3 days transit time, much to the detriment of the Ports of Seattle and Vancouver.|
|The Canadian CG Gordon Reid spent most of the evening loading fuel just next to the PRRYC.|
|The Admiral and Captain of Wild Blue aboard True North|
|Homemade corned beef and cabbage form the yacht Debra Lynn. It's vegetarian corned beef.......|
We came for drinks and left with dinner!