We've decided to move on to Port McNeil while the weather holds. Based on our fog fun of yesterday, we delay our departure until it lifts.
After a calm 3-hour crossing of the Queen Charlotte Strait, we arrived at Port McNeil. McNeil has a neat marina for transient boats and a convenient village with shops, markets, hardware and marine stores. It's also only 10 miles form Port Hardy airport where Pat leaves on Friday.
As we pull into our assigned slip, Len and Vera from Chatham II welcome us and take our lines. It's nice to be greeted by other boaters. We've met these two over the years at various Selene events. They are Canadians and like a warm boat so they have the only Selene 53 we've seen with a corner fireplace. It's toasty!
We'll spend a couple nights here and put Pat on the plane. As she flies out, ace crew Dick Squire arrives to crew Wild Blue down to Anacortes.