Thursday, January 1, 2015

December 30th - Mill Bay (#37)

Claire, Laura and I went for a day of prawning in Saanich Inlet. We launched frpm Tsartlip ramp mid morning and dropped most of the traps between 11 and noon. After putting the traps down, we went over to Millbay where we had a nice, relaxed, lunch at Bridgemans Bistro. We started pulling the traps up around 2 PM and were back at Tsartlip Ramp by around 3:30 with around 240 nice prawns! We averaged about 30 prawns per trap using fish carcasses as bait in the 3 hour set. The tide was quite low, so it was a challenge getting the boat back on the trailer. Managed to snap the winch strap! The last foot or so of the strap gets degraded by sunlight over time. The day was cold but clear and sunny with great views of Mt Baker. Inside the cabin of Natural C-lection it was plenty warm enough even without the heater. I nice way to finish off the year of boating!
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26 km.

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