We followed a tug with two huge barges of wood chips through Dodd Narrows on our way to Nanaimo. Dodd is a very short, but very fast moving, narrows, with currents of up to 10 knots the day we went through. We meant to wait for slack water, but traffic, including this tug, started going through about one hour before slack, so we followed along. There was still quite a bit of current, but because the narrows is so short, it was OK. Exciting, but OK. Going through early worked out well, as it allowed us to get to Nanaimo in time for a late dinner.
Art and Jaye are both former IT managers. We've owned Arione for 10 years. In August 2010, we are setting off down the west coast to San Diego where we'll join the Baja Ha-Ha to Cabo. Our plans are to cruise Mexico for a while.