I may be going on a long cruise but, in general, I’m not ever be all that far from civilization. This is especially true in Puget Sound, San Juan Islands and the Gulf Islands – these locations are mainly rural but not without infrastructure. If, as my plans are flexible and I wish to sail ‘in the moment’, I get into Desolation Sound and other places north of Nanaimo, Canada, the number of locations for supplies significantly diminishes, but there are places to stop and collect ship’s stores – even receive mail.
beginning of the trip will be spent in Puget Sound as I relearn Sweet Pea and get myself and Momma Kitty settled into life afloat. After many weeks I’ll then head into the more out of the way locations in the Islands. By then I’ll know from actual use what is working and what isn’t and adjust provisions as needed while in a good marine port such as Port Townsend or Anacortes.