After I dropped Deb off at the airport I headed over to my good friends’ Wayne and Joe’s place on the mainland. We had a nice week hanging out at the boys’ place drinking coffee and margs. Yum! Some good…
Wayne and I went to see The Flaming Lips concert at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre on Mon. May 15. They rocked and we had a blast. It was a wild concert and lot’s of fun. Always a good time hanging out with Wayne.
We decided to head out for a few days sailing so we packed up, caught the ferry over to Vancouver Island, loaded our things aboard Treylya and cast off around 14:30. After we got out past the ferry traffic at Swartz Bay we decided to head over to Genoa Bay for the night and then planned to continue on around Saltspring Island tomorrow. We called and booked moorage for the night at Genoa Bay Marina and enjoyed a couple of hour voyage over to Genoa Bay Marina. We called to book a table at the Genoa Bay Cafe (http://www.genoabaycafe.com/) restaurant and when we arrived at the dock Wayne cut up a few limes and popped the tops off a couple of Coronas to get us started.
It turned out to be a great evening with lots of laughs as we were entertained by our friend and restaurant owner Gordon and his business partner Diana. They run a great restaurant and really make you feel welcome. We enjoy visiting there several times every year. Can’t wait to return… Thanks for your hospitality Diana and Gordon.
The next morning we awoke with fuzzy heads, but had a great breakfast and cast off around 10am. We motored up thru Samsung Narrows and past Maple Bay and finally raised the sails just out from Osborn Bay. The winds were light and we sailed around the north tip of Saltspring and back south towards Montague Harbour.
We pulled into Montague around 16:20, dropped the anchor and watched the sun disappear as we indulged in drinks and good food. Ah, life’s good. Montague is starting to fill up with boats and we watched as a few boats drifted very close to each other. At one point the owner of a large power boat had to reset his anchor when the winds faded and his boat drifted together with another so that they were almost touching.
Next morning we weighed anchor at 10:30am and steamed out into Trincomali Channel and raised the sail. There wasn’t much wind but we weren’t in a hurry so we drifted along until we got to Prevost Island and we steamed between Prevost and Saltspring and southeast toward Sidney. We were able to kill the motor again and enjoy a light sail for most of the afternoon until we got near Coal Island where we started up the motor and steamed into our berth.
We tided up and caught the ferry back to Vancouver. It was a very nice few days.