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Storm Damage

29 February 2012
Over the weekend, Victoria had incredible wind storms. We are lucky with our slip location in the marina that we don't get a lot of wave action. That doesn't change the amount of noise in the rigging though, so it made for a very long, noisy evening! We had been out late enjoying a pot luck dinner with friends, partaking in lots of wonderful food & wine, so okay maybe that didn't help either!

We woke in the morning hearing lots of voices on the dock, and you could tell that something was wrong. Darren rushed out to help & further down the dock our poor neighbours dock had come away from the main finger, & a float popped up. They were madly trying to untie their boat from this sinking piece of cement, along with lots of help from others. In the end they moved to an available slip beside us, and there was no damage to their boat - thank goodness!

While others prefer the security of being tied to the dock, this incident reaffirmed to me that in a storm, we much prefer to be swinging free on our anchor in an empty anchorage!
Vessel Name: Orion
Vessel Make/Model: '38 Dencho Choate
Hailing Port: Victoria, B.C.
Crew: Darren & Cindy, & our adventurous dog Missy!
About: Come share in our living aboard adventures while we work to fund our extended cruising kitty!
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Orion's Photos - Main
3 months of blissful travelling, until an incident with the engine off Quadra Island, forced us to be towed in to Campbell River and get back to work!
67 Photos
Created 28 October 2012
Sailing in the Broughton Archipeligo, otherwise known as our back yard!
27 Photos
Created 28 October 2012
Some random photos of our adventure to Alaska!
117 Photos
Created 27 October 2012


Who: Darren & Cindy, & our adventurous dog Missy!
Port: Victoria, B.C.