At sunrise this morning I could see mountains to the north end of Vancouver Island. Not sure if I'm seeing mountains on the island or over on the mainland. I was 76 miles out then. Can't see them now since the horizon to the east has gotten hazy.
Wind is really cranking at 20-25 knots from the north. I have the boat reefed down with the main at 2 reefs and only staysail. Boat speed is 6 knots average. Seas are about 6 feet on the beam, so getting some spray over the side. I plan on closing the coast to about 15 miles and then turning more southward.