Friday, August 11, 2006

Here is the crew for our Bon Voyage Sail. As we motored up to Arbutus Ridge this morning I bemoaned the fact that there was no wind and it was going to be boring for our visitors this afternoon. After a lovely lunch on the dock, the wind was very obliging and picked up enough to make it interesting but, I hope, not frightening for our guests. It was a gorgeous day and even though we had to tack upwind to our slip in Sidney no one seemed to mind too much. It was great to have Barry's 2 sisters and his Mom onboard as well as Sherran's partner Doug. It couldn't have been a more fitting end to our stay on the west coast.

The boom behaved itself, although we discovered that it is almost a foot longer than the old one and it is going to take a bit of getting used to. Barry is going to have a few extra bangs on his head before he figures out exactly how much longer it is.

We have a big day tomorrow so I'd better get some rest.