|Rough Bay, Sointula (Malcolm Island)|
We had traveled with SV Carousel since Vancouver, but after two nights in Sointula, they moved over to Port McNeil to provision. We elected to rest another day in Sointula. (SV Carousel is now north of Cape Caution. We hope to catch up with them later.)
Midday on the third day in Sointula, we got word that Michelle's brother in New York was in intensive care and in serious condition.* After hours of arranging on the internet, we got Michelle flights from the Port Hardy airport (half way between McNeil and Hardy) to Vancouver, then another flight to New York. (Of course, we had left our passports home in Whistler, so Michelle had to detour for a night home to Whistler... learned a lesson there!)
We headed over to Port McNeil for Michelle to get her flight. David spent two nights in Port McNeil (doing non-perishable provisioning), but is currently back in Sointula. Pelagia will return to Port McNeil on Wednesday; Michelle returns to Pelagia Thursday morning. We expect to head out Northwards on Friday.
*UPDATE June 5th: Brother Jim now out of ICU and expected to return home in 1-2 days.