Where did the Winter Go?

After an excellent season in 2012 it was good to tie up in Victoria Inner Harbour and take a breath. It was a time to catch up with family and friends and see our first grand baby in Calgary. Born to Michael and his wife Kelly we are thrilled to have a new member in our family, Owen Michael Drury, healthy and happy,

we feel very fortunate to have a new grandson. With a couple of Harbour Christmas tours to do in December and the usual busy Christmas season it seemed like no time at all and we were off to our first trade show of the year. January saw us visit the All Canada Show in Chicago. Some good leads however we will have to consider whether that market is a fit for the Thunder 1. March was crazy busy with trade shows in Red Deer and Edmonton. We also had a boat house arranged in Maple Bay where our shipwrights replaced some planks on the bow and I had a chance to get a lot of paint on the boat with no showers to interrupt my progress.

March flew by and by the end of the month we had the Thunder painted from stem to stern, new planks in place and a fresh seal of approval from Transport Canada, We left Maple Bay and headed up to Comox where we enjoyed some fantastic early summer weather while we put the final touches on the boat and Deb provisioned for the coming season. We were getting excited about going north and our scheduled departure was May 13th out of Campbell River for our Prince Rupert Fishing Charters. Our guests for the north bound trip were Gerald and Brenda recently retired from their business in Rocky Mountain house.