We are enjoying days of warm spring weather with sunshine and a temperature above 20 degrees. I came into Bedwell Bay in Indian Arm on Ancient Murrelet yesterday. Unfortunately, Sheila had to stay in Vancouver due to prior commitments.
On the way in I set the prawn and crab trap and while there were no prawns this morning, I enjoyed a 3 lbs Dungeness crab as a second breakfast. I spent the rest of the day hiking in Belcarra Park, over 13 km with quite a bit of up and down. Now it is time for a hot shower and a cold beer.
Yesterday got very windy and in the evening a veritable gale moved through False Creek with gusts up to 45 knots. Some friends visited in the afternoon ( we sat in the flybridge with open windows), but they were safely back on shore when the weather got wild. Our anchor held well and by midnight everything was quiet again and we got some good sleep.
Today we came around Stanley Park and are tied up in Coal Harbour now, where the boat will stay for a while. It is a short walk to our flat, perfect for setting the boat up for the summer, though we do not know when we can leave or where we will be able to go. We are still waiting for the Covid vaccine.
I came into Vancouver today and am anchored right in the city now, in False Creek. Sheila joined me and we are looking forward to a halibut dinner with views of the skyline.
Today I crossed the Strait of Georgia (a bit bouncy) and stopped for a couple of hours at Keats Island. The sun was shining and I washed some of the salt off my windows. Later I went deeper into Howe Sound and am now anchored off Camp Artaban on Gambier Island.
I did spend the night at Sidney Spit, but the morning got rather bouncy. Yesterday, I went to Tod Inlet, which is totally protected.
There was only one other boat with people on it there, but some teenagers came to the beach for a swim (water temperature right now is 9 degrees Celsius, not my cup of tea). This morning I left for Montague Harbour, a cold, bumpy and wet ride. I was glad to be inside, warm and cozy, but will have to clean the salt off the boat.
This afternoon the sun came out and it was warm enough to sit outside in a T shirt.
Montague Harbour: http://map.iridium.com/m?lat=48.897033&lon=-123.399655
I went to Sidney today to collect Ancient Murrelet. Everything was fine, except some people in the boat yard that took care of her over the winter have to isolate because of COVID contact. I left and plan to spend the night at Sidney Spit, no risk of infection here.