I went to the Burrard Yacht Club to meet the previous owners, to get a final walk through and then bring Euphemia to its new home. I was joined by two friends.
The weather was a bit unstable with the day being the last of a few days of strong winds. The hope was that it was going to calm down around noon and hit us on the stern for most of the time. The weather looked ok on the drive/ferry over. I switched my thoughts to getting the heck out of the Burrard Yacht Club.
I knew the route out of the Burrard Yacht Club was not straight forward with at least two hard turns with restricted space but I did not count on a fast flowing stream flooding into the area. Got the boat out of the boathouse and spun around (avoiding a sand bar and an autonomous dock finger). Went to make the first corner and was pushed to the far side before I got the boat around. We fended off fine and made the second (‘hair pin’) corner fine. No harm done and (considering) very little drama.
We took turns on the helm – 1hr on and 2hr off. We had some rough water but all on the stern. Most of the large waves were about 2 or 3 feet high with a few more like 4 feet. The larger the waves/swell the more surfing we did. The boat did well.
Arrived at Sechelt Rapids with a slack tide. We did not even have to slow down. We got the leading edge of the slack so we had to push against a current of about 2 knots.
Found ourselves approaching the marina in the dark and could not figure out how to turn the spotlight on so we came in by ‘feel’ and a flash light when we got close enough.
The boat glided into the boathouse with no issues and it fits the ‘well’ nicely – using up all the length and most of the width. Valerie, Molly, Mavis, and some friends came down to greet us (probably more like ‘greet the boat’).
I have established a work space in the wheel house – and after a long break – I can get back to coding.