Vancouver

Ich bin für zwei Wochen wieder in Vancouver, Sheila und ich verbringen viel Zeit mit Freunden und Familie. Dazwischen habe ich immer wieder ein paar Biotech Besprechungen. Das Wetter ist sehr durchwachsen, ein paar Tage Sonne, dann wieder Regen und insgesamt sehr kühl. Wenn wir das Wetter in Deutschland und England sehen, sind wir sehr neidisch.

Coal Harbour seen from Stanley Park

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Russell Island

Yesterday I walked around Wallace Island, it was quite wet and cold. The evening I spent with friends on Gabriola Island, enjoying good food and conversation, ranging from ancestry to biotech. Today is hot and sunny, and I came south again. The forecast is for more rain tomorrow, so I am enjoying the beautiful spring day on Russell Island (only boat here).

Conover Cove, Wallace Island

My dinghy still needs more attention, but I moved on and am anchored in Conover Cove on Wallace Island now. The day started very cold and wet, but as I came in here the sun came out briefly. I read David Conover’s book Once Upon an Island (auf Deutsch “Ich kauf Dir eine Insel”) as a teenager and it started my fascination with a maritime lifestyle, never expecting to end up walking around his cabin 50 years later.

 

Back in the islands

I took the ferry to Sidney today to get Ancient Murrelet ready for the summer. The ferry ride was great with sightings of dolphins and orcas and performances of the Vancouver Youth Choir during the trip. Ancient Murrelet looks great and I left in the evening. After weeks of sunshine, we now have stormy weather and it is supposed to rain more in the next 36 hours than all of the month of March. I am anchored in Tod Inlet, a very protected bay close to Butchard Gardens.