A few days ago, the thermostat, which Walt ordered on June 17 from a store in Seattle, had been tracked to Toronto, where it supposedly cleared customs. The latest message informs us that it is “in Canada,” which is a pretty big place! Do they know where Toronto is? At least it hasn’t been sent back to the US or to Greenland or somewhere!
Saturday (July 2) was baking day here in Welcome Harbour, where Braesail has been the only boat for most of the time since our Wednesday arrival (one other sailboat shared the anchorage on Thursday). Walt baked his bread and it’s excellent! I baked four-ingredient peanut butter cookies (1 cup of crunchy peanut butter, 3/4 cup of granulated sugar (monk-fruit sweetener in this case), 1 egg, and 1 tsp. of vanilla), and the 20 cookies turned out well.
Walt’s fender-step patch seems to be holding; he inflated it and we will see if it remains firm. We won’t need it until we have to climb down from Braesail’s deck to a dock next week. We did a lot of reading, and again shared our meals on the cockpit’s folding table on a day that was glitteringly sunny but not warm–the little breeze that stopped by now and then to ruffle the surface of the water was quite cool.
This morning (Sunday, July 3), things in the bay look rather different.
Fog has hung soft, gauzy-gray veils over the shores, the islands, the rock clusters, and the surface of the sea. I’m glad that we don’t have to travel today, although with AIS (the Automatic Identification System that transmits a ship’s position so that other ships are aware of its location) and radar, Walt could navigate safely if he needed to do so. He made carrot muffins for brunch, and we will have another comfy reading/writing day.