Victoria, BC, Canada
August 27, 2010
The boat and Brad arrived at 1:00 am and the mom and kids got through Canadian Customs by 11:00 am. We are all very happy to see each other. The boat was right in front of the Empress Hotel. One quick laundry so that everyone has clean sheets and the search for warm clothes and bedding stowed into the depths of the boat (it’s really not that cold, but we have really thin blood) and we are ready to continue on.
Long time family friends who live in Victoria, Ruth and Steve, shuttled me to Costco for a re-provisioning run (which except for the perishables) is still waiting for stowage. The boys did a really good job of eating all the fresh fruits and veggies. There is still quite a bit of frozen meat, since there seemed to be an virtually endless supply of mahi-mahi and tuna. We are looking forward to taking part in the record breaking salmon run that is currently in progress.
Brad and the boys put on their tourist hats and visited Miniature World in the basement of the Empress Hotel (always a favorite). We rounded out the day with a visit to Victoria’s version of the Spaghetti Factory. Right as we finished, we got to meet Third Mate Dave’s son, Reef. He was drawn to Capaz’s steering wheel – gaptta start early with these little guys.
The McWhirter Family
We have grandparents arriving for the weekend so I will have to keep it short as that stuff on the boat will not stow itself!