The boat is packed up for the winter and we are in Vancouver. Sheila is busy with a bathroom renovation, I am preparing a guest lecture, and we both are enjoying spending time with friends. The weather has been cold and wet, but today the sun came out in the morning and it is supposed to stay nice for a few days. Stanley Park has a definite fall feeling to it though.
I left Winter Cove this morning to stop for lunch at the pub in Port Browning. When I anchored there I noticed that the boat next to me was IBIS, a Beneteau Oceanis 351 that we owned from 2003 to 2006. The current owner uses the boat to teach sailing and we had a nice chat.
Later, I went on to James Bay on Prevost Island, where I had not been before. There is a nice apple orchard there, and a good 4 km hike to the lighthouse. The day has been very warm and sunny.
After Sheila left this morning, I came into Winter Cove on Saturna Island. This is a large, well protected anchorage, and only a few boats are in here. Nobody I know, so this is my chance to clean up the boat a bit.