We had our first boat stay visitors since we left. Megan, Martin and Bailey the dog, walked on the ferry and we picked them up In Nanaimo. They stayed with us for the weekend. Five days of glorious sunshine from Monday to Friday and then 2 days of clouds and rain over the weekend. Oh well what can you do.
We took them to Pirates Cove on De Courcy Island. Pirates Cove is a Provincial Marine Park and a neat little anchorage that can get very crowded in the summer but only had 6 other boats in it this weekend. There are a few walking trails that are a great way to stretch the legs and walk the dog.
There is a storied history on De Courcy island. It was the home of the Brother 12 cult. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brother_XII if you want to read more
I forgot that having a dog on board meant someone, that means me, had to get up in the morning dinghy to shore, walk the dog and dinghy back to the boat all before the first cup of coffee. Did I mention it was raining all weekend?
We did have a project for the weekend. I had ordered a drone and had it shipped to Megan and Martin’s place. It literally arrived at their place ten minutes before they left to catch the ferry and come over to see us. Perfect timing. We spent a few hours getting it all put together and then took it on its maiden flight.
Now, not only do I have to practice my sailing skills, I need to learn how to pilot a drone. Hopefully we can add some cool aerial shots to the blog soon.