Thursday, June 30, 2011


We're back from our sailing adventure in BC! It was a great trip, we both didn't want to get off the boat. We were blessed with great weather, currents (The tides and resulting currents around the islands can create pretty strong currents that you have to time right, or face strong currents against you or whirlpools. :-D). We started out with the destination of Campbell River, but things were going so well the first few days that we agreed to go further. It ended up being the same amount of time to go about twice as far. We met a variety of cool people. We met Shawn, a guy who lives on his gorgeous sailboat. John rowed the dinghy over one day while anchored in the same bay, and they chatted late into the night over homebrewed beer. We met him again at the end of our trip and both went over and chatted late over beer, about our faith  and what it is. Pray that the bible we left him will give him truth.
We spent a couple days at the Salmon Coast Research Station, a place our skipper Ivan goes every year to help out. We hung out with them for a couple days, attended their annual "Pie-Off" competition (ate too much delicious pie), went salmon-berry picking, bravely fought crabs (John has the battle wound to prove it) ate said crabs, and visited with the people there.

We left our skipper Ivan on his birthday at Port McNeill, near the top of vancouver island, on sunday. We had many fun conversations and learned a lot from him. It was fun to be trusted as competent crew and have a pleasant skipper to spend the days with! We went to church there in Port McNeill at the Full Gospel Church, where they were excited to be welcoming a new pastor there the following week. Please pray that that church would be strengthened in it's ministry and spiritual growth with the arrival of a new pastor there! We were then treated to lunch by a family we met, the Jorgensens. They were kind enough to drop us off on the highway to find a ride down the highway to get back to the states. We were picked up by a guy our age named Cody, who ended up dropping us off right at the border after driving down the island and catching a ferry across. We were very blessed to make it back to the states in one day! 

We saw seals, pacific white-sided dolphins, bald eagles, and beautiful scenery.

One of many eagles

Driving the boat on a sunny day up a fjord

what you lookin' at?

at shoal bay

lush vegitation


Now we have to still figure out what's next! Currently in Winthrop, Washington, probably going to play a little bit on a mountain bike trail, climb and perhaps ski.

 Please pray for us - Colossians 1:9-14
"And so, from the day we heard, we have not ceased to pray for you, asking that you may be filled with the knowledge of his will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding, so as to walk in a manner worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing to him, bearing fruit in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God. May you be strengthened with all power, according to his glorious might, for all endurance and patience with joy, giving thanks to the Father, who has qualified you to share in the inheritance of the saints in light. He has delivered us from the domain of darkness and transferred us to the kingdom of his beloved Son, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins."

1 comment:

  1. Great pictures! It's so green there! Unlike dry Colorado. Keep us posted when you get to your next destination. Lake Coeur d'Alene is a pretty area - huge lake and mountains - you'll like it.