Wednesday, 3 July 2013

Off To Poet's Cove

Today is starting off well. I managed to get up early this morning and use the head without incident. I managed to make it back to bed without falling. When I decided I wanted to get up at 9:00 AM, I asked Ricky about it and he said can it wait until 9:30 AM. I smiled to myself and said yes, rolling over to read more from my book. When we did get up, Ricky and I managed an almost perfect extraction from the cabin using the bosun's chair, block and tackle, and the boom. The lift off the boat and into my wheelchair was almost perfect too!

We are on the dock in Sidney Harbour, just up the road from Victoria. The docks are wide and easy with a handicapped washroom at the office that is open 24 hours a day. It's easy to get up the ramp and the town is a bouquet of small shops and book stores. It is a tourist paradise, with a coffee shop or restaurant on every corner. While it is not perfect, it is certainly the kind of place that calls on us to stop and visit, something we do every year while we are on the boat.

Today our plan is to head over to Poet's Cove Marina in Bedwell Harbour on South Pender Island. It is about as close as you can get to the US border without needing a passport; there is a Canada Customs office in the harbour. The run will be short, only 9 miles, and we will leave sometime around 11:00 AM. That puts us on the dock, having a martini, some time around 1:30, allowing for docking time and what it takes to get me on and off the boat.

We are doing better each day although Ricky as talking about needing some "shore leave". You'd think he was some sort of sailor.

1 comment:

  1. Looks lovely area to explore by boat and to be enjoying. Lots of pictures on Google Earth are nice. Postcard? Carol