Date/Time: Monday, September 22, 2014
Location: Moored in Comox Harbor
Weather: Light rain showers; winds S.E. 15 knots
We like Comox. We have a few friends here, the countryside is nice, the harbor is excellent, and it feels rather civilized. And the harbor prices are a bit more reasonable.
Today we moved from the anchorage in to the harbor, and spent the day with a fellow cruiser, Bob Mutter (radio callsign VA7RAK.) We last saw Bob in Ketchikan about mid-summer when he left to circumnavigate Prince of Wales Island in his schooner, s/v COUNTING COUP. So today we brought each other up to date on cruising adventures (past and present,) while we completed harbor chores such as laundry, shopping and eating out. Bob was a wonderful host, and we hope to see him in Ketchikan again in the spring.
The weather was breezy with showers, and we returned to the boat with plans to leave early tomorrow. Mother nature has other plans, though–tomorrow promises to start out windy with showers turning to rain. Gale warnings are forecast for Georgia Strait with winds increasing to 35 knots by late afternoon. A deep low off the west coast of Vancouver Island threatens us with continued southeasterly winds through Wednesday.
We’ll be staying in Comox until the weather improves. It’s a good thing we like Comox.