May 4th, 2010

Mondays stiff north west wind gave way to a beautiful morning in Nanaimo Harbour. We departed at 07:50 for Comox under sunny skies and light winds. Couldn’t have asked for a nicer cruising day as we motored up Georgia Straight towards Comox. The navy was putting on a show as we circumvented their test area WG where a joint military exercise gave us both an air and ship display. We hugged the east side of Vancouver Island, past French Creek and Qualicum, into Baynes Sound between Denman Island and the big island and then on into Comox Harbour. It is always like coming home as Deb and I have many friends in the Comox Valley having lived here for many years in the past. The fishing fleet was on the move as Prawn season opens tomorrow so they found space for us among the remaining fleet on the commercial dock. A short stay as we are off early tomorrow for Campbell River but enough time to visit old neigbours and have a beer with my son for Mike for his 24th birthday coming up on Friday. Happy Birthday Mike! A last look at the beautiful Comox Glacier and the emerging stars in the clear night sky and it’s off to bed.