Thetis Island to Otter Bay

There is not much to talk about today. The weather took a slight turn for the worse with thick clouds and some afternoon and evening rain in the forecast. We left Thetis Island and motored three hours down to the Otter Bay Marina on North Pender Island.

I am always amazed at the number of floatplanes in the area. Most are de Havilland Beavers. None are younger than 50 or so now. True workhorses. This plane landed at the Thetis Island Marina this morning.

They were here about five minutes. The pilot picked up two people and they were gone.

We left the marina and headed out around Kuper Island and down Houstoun Passage. The run down to the Otter Bay Marina was almost exactly three hours. We saw a number of other boats out and about.

Here we are on the outside dock at Otter Bay. We are sharing the dock with another Grand Banks 42, Navigator, a charter boat from Northwest Explorations, and a 47 foot Bayliner. The marina is fairly quiet. Must be the gray day. This is the first one in quite some time.

Kim chose to tackle a jigsaw puzzle this afternoon.

I chose to clean out and organize the lazarette.

A new neighbor showed up this evening. A big RCMP catamaran pulled in behind us.

The weather is expected to improve tomorrow. If we get the forecast rain, it should end some time after midnight. Update: the rain is upon us as scheduled. Tomorrow we are supposed to go back to sun. We are headed for Sidney tomorrow. Kim has a hankering for classic Swiss Fondue. There is a great little swiss restaurant there.

After one night in Sidney, we are off for two nights in Victoria’s Inner Harbour. We have reservations on the causeway docks right in front of the Empress Hotel. We’ve never been there. Should be fun!