Burnaby Power & Sail Squadron May Cruise to Union Steamship Marina May 15-19, 2015
Six boats attended our first cruise of the 2015 boating season. Again we were on ‘E’ dock since Coquitlam and Norvan Squadrons were on ‘A’ dock. The downside was the distance to the office and facilities but the upside is the view and the lovely walk among other boats to and from said facilities. On more than one occasion I had up close and personal viewing of a Great Blue Heron while it hunted for fish from the dinghy platform. (Of course no camera in hand!!)
The weather was most pleasant as is evident by the raccoon tan on my face. Cruise master Darcy provided morning coffee and baked goods for the cruisers daily. It is so relaxing to sit and chat with our fellow boaters as the day begins. We can slowly make plans for the activities or non-activities of the day.
One member and first time cruiser, Gary Love, on ‘The Love Boat’ brought his bicycle and went on a long ride every day. Others had to walk for exercise but the walks in the area are cool, beautiful, and serene. The hike up the Dorman Point finishes with a gorgeous view out to Passage Island. Many members and guests came by to visit over the course of the weekend. We did miss some of our regulars though.
Happy Hour, Pot Luck night and a dinner at Doc Morgan’s kept us all well fed as usual. And then of course a beverage or two into the evening. We shared the responsibility of ‘party boat’ amongst the attendees, first on Palaran, then on The Love Boat, and finally a more subdued evening on Polaris. We all enjoyed each others’ company and it was a good weekend. Thanks to Darcy for getting up early to make the coffee and also to everyone who made the trip either by boat or ferry. Darcy is happy to hand the reigns of Cruisemaster over to P/Cdr Neal for the next outing on Labour Day weekend. See you all there!
Happy summer boating,