Sunshine, quality time with the family what else can we ask for?

What better way to enjoy a few hours relaxing before setting back to work! Although a winning lottery ticket could be a nice add on? Yes, we still can ask for more. But, what’s the point anyway! nobody is listening and taking petty…. lol

Today, we enjoyed a beautiful day with the family in its complete. Trust me not so easy to get your children in the same place at the same hours these days! You don’t understand they are busy!! But the draw of the boat or nothing better to do is always a good incentive to come!  We took this opportunity to  greet the arrival of our new acquisition! Honda generator is now in our sailing life, no more electricity rationing when we are off the hook, what a relief!

This prompted a full reorganization of all the lazarette and locker of the boat. Purging of the old gasoline on board, toward the car. It smells like spring to me. Look at this weather, we even had lunch in the cockpit. Nonetheless, it was a soup it still felt really nice to see the sun and bright crisp blue sky.

Some of the fire hose made its way to the boat also, and we are now chaffing of line free for a long time. (Well, if we use it properly, when needed.) Do you like that disclaimer to cover my back side? Because, when in a few months. We will tell the story of us loosing a line in one night. We will receive e-mail from one of you for sure.

What a day! we are so rejuvenated! * thank you* *E* and *B* for making it fun.  By the way, next time you are in the bow lazarette, I may not open that hatch so easily. Well until I get in trouble anyway with your Mum again!.

43rd island will be a close off for us, and one of the first destination we will make during spring break. Orca Island,
The name “Orcas” is a shortened form of Horcasitas, or Juan Vicente de Güemes Padilla Horcasitas y Aguayo, 2nd Count of Revillagigedo, the Viceroy of Mexico who sent an exploration expedition under Francisco de Eliza to the Pacific Northwest in 1791.

During the voyage, Eliza explored part of the San Juan Islands. He did not apply the name Orcas specifically to Orcas Island, but rather to part of the archipelago. In 1847 Henry Kellett assigned the name Orcas to Orcas Island during his reorganization of the British Admiralty charts. It was this work of Kellett’s that eliminated the patriotically American names that Charles Wilkes had given to many features of the San Juans during the Wilkes Expedition of 1838-1842. Wilkes had named Orcas Island “Hull Island”, after Commodore Isaac Hull. Other features of Orcas Island named by Wilkes include “Ironsides Inlet” for East Sound, and “Guerrier Bay” for West Sound. One of the names Wilkes gave remains, that of Mount Constitution. Wilkes’ names follow a pattern: Isaac Hull was the commander of “Old Ironsides” (the USS Constitution) and won fame after capturing the British warship Guerriere in the War of 1812.