I caught wind of the Carol Boat Parade happening in Sechelt Inlet again this year. I borrowed Christmas lights from the house and put them on the boat. This year I had family on the boat. I am usually the only one on the boat while others join parties ashore. Thanks COVID!
Molly had to be at work until about 17:30 and the boats were to leave at 18:00. So Judah and Maggie joined me for the trip into Porpoise Bay (start point). Meanwhile Valerie picked up Molly and met us at the government launching dock. It was dark, raining, and quite windy but all of that went off fine – but with just minutes to spare.
I guess the wind discouraged most folks from joining because only 3 of us ended up doing the parade – with Merva being the smallest. Normally it would be about 10.
Valerie was in charge of passengers (safety, food, entertainment) – I managed the boat (with some help from all of the passengers).
On the return trip to Porpoise Bay (the end of the parade) we passed by the marina. It was this point where we had a vote whether to return to the marina or carry on. Keep in mind that we have to do the trip twice because we are parked at the wrong end of the trip. I think the low turn out and the windy weather had informed the vote. We cut it a bit short and headed home.
Along the way we heard a thump and I concluded that we had bumped into a log. I later realized that the tender had been blown out of its cradle. It stayed on the boat because the davits were tied to the canvas over the tender. Ya – so it was windy at points – but the sea was ok.
Out to the Farm the, other day, with a Qualified Environmental Professional (QEP) to do water course assessment.
I am also back in contact with Vancouver Coastal Health as I am anticipating a referral in 2021.
We did another Zoom call with Nana. This time we had Julie’s family on as well.