The winter of 2011 and 2012 was spent once more by the Thunder 1 in the beautiful Victoria Inner Harbour. It is hard to know where the time goes but it certainly flies by and the 2012 Fishing and Cruising season is upon us once again. The winter was good to us both with lots of visits with family and friends. Sadly I lost my father Bruce Emery on March 14th , 2012. He passed quietly in the night after a full and rich life of 83 years. I had the chance to visit with him often this winter and had the rare opportunity to say to him all the things we want to, but often do not get the chance. I will miss him. Deb kept busy with her culinary pursuits and took cooking courses and used me as the food tester, what a great job for me. I am sure our guests aboard the Thunder will be thrilled with the food once more. We left Victoria on 6th under sunny skies and calm winds as we proceeded toward Genoa Bay and our usual tune up for the year.