30 June 2014 | TYC Wollochet Outstation
Rain and Sun - Temp Hi 60's
I headed out around 12:30 on Friday, singlehanding. The slack at the Narrows was a little after 1. There was very little wind, so it was a fairly quick motor over in about an hour and 15 minutes. John Cassens was already tied up and walked over to give me a hand. I got settled in and then got the hose out to rinse off Helios. Joe and Cheryl arrived a little after 5 with their grandson, Max, and Linda about 30 minutes later. We visited and took turns being Max’s play partners until a later dinner time. We retired to our boats around 9. During the night you could hear the rain hitting the deck, and Saturday morning it looked like we were in for a wet weekend, but we had sunshine by mid afternoon. We loaded up in Linda’s car and went to Mizu’s Restaurant for a Japanese dinner. It is entertaining having your meal cooked right in front of you. We came back and Cheryl played games with Max aboard Focused, while Linda, Joe and I visited in the cockpit of Helios until dark. We were up Sunday morning to sunshine, and Max had his fishing pole and net out ready to wage war against the fauna in the water around the dock. He managed to net a few kelp crabs, and one red rock crab, in addition to some sea stars. Since slack at the Narrows was a little after 2, Helios left the dock a little after 1, being cast off by Linda and Joe. I managed to hit a mud bank by not paying attention as I was motoring out of Wollochet Bay, but did not hit anything hard and backed off and proceeded on my way. I had Linda waiting for me on the dock and we had Helios tied up in her slip by 3.