Sunday, June 26, 2011

Back at home dock.

Finally we are back at home with Splendid Mane. After a quick trip out to Alberta, we came back to the Island on Friday via Tsawassen/ Swartz Bay Ferry, drove over to Canoe Cove Marina, Jerry got on the boat and I battled rush hour traffic out of Victoria and only got home about 90 minutes ahead of him!
We are planning an outing for this coming up weekend to test all the "improvements" made on our boat, just making sure everything is working before we head out later this summer.
The mast is good as new we are told and the engine is working smoothly. Gotta start making my lists for this weekend!

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

When I last posted, we were waiting for the mechanic to come by the boat the next day and give us a run down as to what needed to be done to the engine to keep up with regular maintenance. After he left, we jumped on our bikes and biked all the way home (via Saltspring Island) which took us about 3.5 hours of biking and about 54 kms. That was our longest bike trip to date I think (although when we biked to the Mendenhall Glacier in Juneau  from the marina, that was pretty close to that far), but it was just the exercise we needed!
Sea Pen under the dock in Cove Marina. I love the colors.

Now we are back home of course, just waiting to hear back from the mechanic that Splendid Mane is ready to go. The mast is back on, better than ever, the sails got a good cleaning and inspection and we have some new things to play with on the boat now.

I participated in a 'poker dive' last weekend at Neck Point Marine Park and no, I didn't win anything. My dh took the picture and I am not sure which one is me, but I think it would be the one looking back towards shore.... I was waiting for my dive buddy, Martina, to get in the water. We had a great time though. Ready for my next dive!