Sunday, February 6

Moving the sailboat to anchor in Haida Gwaii - BC

For observing passengers, there is a bit of awe in moving a 68-foot ketch to its anchoring location for the night. The skipper picks a sheltered location. One senses right away that winds have dropped as the engine turns more quietly until the right depth is reached. The anchor is dropped. It drags on the bottom, then hooks and the chain pulls to complete stillness.