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Start of RTW from Victoria, B.C. on Monday 25th October 2010 - wish me luck!!

This is my last Internet session for 7mths or so - just a quick note to say I'm planning to leave from Victoria Hbr entrance Monday afternoon - around 3pm, to catch the strong Springs ebb from Race Rock and on westward...  Will be tough going against the expected headwind but storm will have abated by time I exit Strait of Juan de Fuca and swell should lessen quickly over Wednesday.
Mark on a 'Prince of Whales' RIB  will be towing me from the dock to the start line from Ogden Pt to just outside Macaulay Pt (a lit green buoy - in case I return in darkness!) 
On Saturday, Campbell of Trotac kindly came by on his day off work to resolve a problem with my watermaker and Mike at Coast Industrial Parts Ltd generously went out of his way to help with a last-minute problem with my propane supply to the galley - grateful thanks to both....
And the staff at Milestone's Restaurant, here beside the Empress Dock where "Nereida" has been berthed, have kindly plied me with coffee and friendly comments while I've made use of their wi-fi Internet connection!!
I'd like to thank the people who have helped me while here in Victoria (especially Tony & Coryn, Shaun & Penny, Ian & Susan, all of whom have given me a lot of their time)  -and all those who have come by, or emailed me, with their good wishes for a safe and successful voyage.  I hope to be back here in May/June next year!

I'll be posting daily positions and regular news updates, as usual when on passage, here to my website.

Au revoir from Jeanne on "Nereida", in Victoria, B.C.

Written by : Mike

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