We left Ucluelet this morning at 0915; once clear of the reefs we pointed our bow 180 south. It’s been sunny, clear and gorgeous out today. We took advantage of a light east wind blowing out of the straits and were able to sail for a few hours thankfully. The girls watched a couple DVDs this morning and promptly passed out in our bed and have been asleep for most of the afternoon. Everyone is a little queasy, tired, nervous but mostly excited. A lot of crackers and ginger cookies have been consumed today. It feels very, very nice to be on our way south at last.