New Year's weekend
04 January 2016 | Wollochet Bay outstation
Bruce Kilen- clear and cold
Linda had to take a vacation day or lose it, so we left our slip at Breakwater on December 31st for the TYC outstation at Wollochet. There were 3 other boats already tied up when we arrived. I backed Helios between Phoebe and the shore to tie up on the inside. Hank from Phoebe and Paul from Grand Larsony took the lines from Linda. We had run the diesel heater on the way over and once the power cords were plugged in used the reverse cycle on the air conditioners to keep the temperature in the low 70s with humidity below 20%. We chatted a bit with the other folks then retired to Helios. The temperature outside was in the low 20s, with skim ice on some of the bay, as can be seen in the picture. It had been clear and cold, so all of the white is frost and ice. At midnight 3 of the houses on the bay put on quite a fireworks show to bring in the New Year. We slept in late and spent the day reading, and walking the docks to visit. The other boats left Saturday morning, so we were the only boat. Our friends, Donna and Dan live nearby and Dan came down and picked us up Saturday after dinner so we could play pinochle. The girls beat Dan and me two games to one, same result as usual. We are thinking about flying down to visit them in April in their winter home in Chandler, Arizona. We left the dock a little before noon to take advantage of the start of the ebb through the Narrows. We were home in our slip in 75 minutes. It was a very nice get away for the long New Year’s weekend.