April 19th saw us leaving Genoa Bay after much painting and sprucing up on the Thunder. She looked great despite the ability for me to create a rain shower everytime I picked up a paint brush. Off to Nanaimo for our annual Transport Canada Coast Guard Inspection. Once again the Thunder passed the rigorous inspection required by the Coast Guard for a vessel of our size to carry and berth overnight guests. From Nanaimo we motored under sunny skies to Comox for a short visit with friends and family before preceeding on to Campbell River where we would depart with our guests for the cruise north. One small detail to complete before we headed north and that was the marriage of Deb’s son Mike to his beautiful Bride Kelly. The wedding took place on Quadra Island at the beautiful Taku Resort. A short cruise from Campbell had us on the dock at the resort and Deb hosted the wedding guests on the Friday evening with a halibut BBQ on the beach. What a treat. Although the weather was typical cool west coast the ceremony was beautiful and the odd rain drop did nothing to deter from an wonderful day. It was all over to soon and we headed back to Campbell River to begin our season.