Sunday, October 02, 2005

We are in Bedwell Harbour on Pender Island at a cruising get together. We finally made it to one, yeah. We have met lots of very nice folks. This weekend was organized by the Victoria Cruising Club which is a power boat club that has been running for 50 years. They invited along the members of the yahct club that we belong to, so we decided to attend.
The resort is only about 10 nautical miles from our slip so we sailed over on Saturday afternoon, after Barry did his 50 hour oil change on the motor. The oil change went well, we learned how we should do it better next time and so far there is no oil spewing from the engine so he must have done it correctly. Just after we arrived there was a cocktail hour appetizer party and everyone just mixed and mingled and chatted for the rest of the evening. We were admiring another boat on the way back to Cat's-Paw and the folks inside invited us aboard and we had a lovely chat with them. They had a J30 and the fellow is a very keen racer, so we swapped tales most of the evening.
This morning they had coffee and cake out for breakfast and people wandered by and visited over coffee. It was super to meet this bunch and hopefully we can make some connections with a few couples. It's great to hear everyone's stories about how they got involved in boating and what they are up to. The resort it gorgeous. We went ashore this morning and wandered around. There is a pool available for us to use once we'd paid our moorage and there was a lovely internet area on the third floor of the main building. We didn't look around too much more but it will definitely be worth coming back for further visits.