Tuesday, August 17, 2010
My brother in law Terry and his son Landon arrived to spend a week with us fishing and cruising. We took Springer 2 ( 22 ft Grady White ) up to Chatham Point and Browns Bay and then beat the water for 3 days. The Sockeye hadn"t arrived quite yet, but we managed to catch some Pinks's and a Spring salmon. We cruised up to Blind Channel resort for a barbecue on the upper deck and then proceeded to check out porpoise up the Nodales Channel.
We travelled to Vancouver yesterday with Springer, to have yet more equipment added to the growing list of extra's. We decided to go with a Rocna 25 anchor system as we have been sliding a lot with our present anchor. Our power cord has a stern connection and we are adding a bow connection to give us some more options.
The entire week has been very hot and we have had a great time.
Tuesday, August 3, 2010
Our daughter Nadia and her three sons, Austin, Mason and Nate have arrived for a weeks holiday. We have been waiting and very excited about our kids coming to visit. We had Springer prepped and ready to go. We left Nanaimo on monday with sunny skies and 25 degree weather. A perfect start to the cruise to Poets Cove. Poets Cove has become a favorite short trip for us as they have a full service marina with swimming pools and hot tubs. Its a great place for a short holiday.
We arrived at the marina and it took about 3 minutes for the kids to get to the pool. We set crab traps outside the harbour and also jigged for cod. They actually had the most fun racing out to the traps and jumping the wakes of other boats.
The sunsets each night have been fantastic, with brilliant red shades in the back ground. There is nothing more fulfilling than watching your children smile.