Alistair joined us on Saturday, and for whatever reason, he doesn’t suffer from jet lag. Today we left early for an excursion to Capilano Suspension Bridge, which was great fun. Then we had a picnic lunch in a park close by, where Oliver discovered a nice swimming hole in the stream running through the park. We others found the water a little chilly. This was followed by a few hours at Third Beach and a hamburger dinner, and Bernice joined us for that. Now everybody is very tired and we hope the kids fall asleep soon so we can also go to bed.
I brought the boat back to Vancouver and we are busy running errands and preparing for the next sets of visitors. In the summer, there are three weeks of free concerts at the local CBC building, and today Sheila and I met there to take a break, listen to some nice Latin jazz in the sun and grab lunch. Now it is back to the grindstone.
Sheila left with our friends yesterday and today I also left early with the boat as the Bowen Island ferry woke me up shortly after 5am. I crossed busy Vancouver Harbour, went under the Second Narrows Railroad Bridge (the charts say that I should have at least 1.5m extra clearance), and I am now anchored in Bedwell Bay in Belcarra. This is just across from Deep Cove in Indian Arm. Last week a bear plundered the picnic bags of beach goers a few hundred meters from here (https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/belcarra-s-white-pine-beach-remains-closed-due-to-problem-bear-1.4739202), but today there is not a bear in sight.