Here are a few pictures of our trip to Squirrel Cove last Friday to celebrate my son Zach's 9th birthday. What a contrast from today and hard to believe we had so much snow only a week ago! We got Arrived in Whittier and were met with 3" of snow on the ground and a pure white ramp. We had no problem launching our 24", and don't know if it was because it is a fairly lighter boat, or the fact that we got first tracks on the ramp. The two boats after us slid most of the way down to the water. We headed out in Passage Canal in heavy snow, 15 kt wind, visibility less than a quarter mile and calm seas. I figure the seas were so flat because we were motoring through 2 inches of slush all the way to the cabin. The boat did a great job plowing through the slop and everyone on board was at ease with how the boat handled extreme conditions. We don't usually encounter conditions like this because we don't boat in the winter, but this was May!! The only thing the boat needs now is a radar, as we seem to be using the boat more earlier and later
in the season. Why not, it does great and I know the boat will always get me and the family back home safely. We got to the cove and it looked more like a frozen lake than a salt water anchorage. The snow formed a perfect blanket of white. Friday was the most dramatic. It was good to have the heat going in the Squirrel Cove cabin and watch the big flakes from inside. The conditions were similiar to how I would picture the cove in February. Zach had an awesome birthday celebration despite the less than ideal conditions. By Sunday all the snow had melted and it looked like spring again. He is already talking about next year and is ready to repeat the trip for his 10th birthday! Sammy our 5 year old doesn't like being left out and now wants his birthday party to also be at the cabin. Only problem is that his birthday is in February. I guess I'd better start saving for that radar!
24' Wooldridge SS Pilothouse XL