Date/Time: Tuesday, September 23,2014
Weather: Gale warnings, Rain, winds up to 40 knots.
This morning started with rain showers and intermittent sunshine and very little wind. But the forecast was for gale warnings in the afternoon with winds building up to 30 knots and increasing to 40 knots tomorrow. So we decided to stay tied to the dock in Comox instead of making the 53-mile jump to Nanaimo.
This was actually a welcome delay as it gave us the opportunity to have a nice visit over lunch with Tom McQuade, the husband of a long-time friend of Barb’s from boarding school days in Taiwan. Unfortunately Jennifer was off on an adventure in Europe but we enjoyed our time with Tom who also took us to a couple of marine stores in search of some parts.
When we left the dock for lunch we had a pleasant walk up to the nearby restaurant in a brisk breeze. On our return. the winds had picked up and the docks and boats were rocking and rolling and the rain showers had become heavy. We doubled the mooring lines, made sure the boat was well-fendered, and hunkered down in our cozy boat, glad that we decided to stay in port.