Monday, April 19, 2010

MUST BE SPRING in the Harbour

It's been a lovely weekend -- too much almost-summer to work, so we went out and about. A lot. Lots going on around the harbour the last few days, so it was nice to see it all from the viewpoint of the inflatable!

Joidies Resolution came in to Ogden Point for a refit and provisions after crossing the Pacific from Australia, apparently.

We watched the Golden Alaska on its way in to refit at Victoria Shipyards.

Out on the Juan de Fuca Strait, the prawn boats and private yachts were on the move...

The Pacific Swift (one of our local tall ships) came home from a short voyage:

And the US Coast Guard came in for a visit, following the daily arrival of the Coho from Port Angeles:

Then the ship that brings boats was here unloading for 24 hours...

On Saturday afternoon we participated, along with hundreds of paddlers and other boaters, in a protest about a proposed marina in the Inner Harbour. (If you click that link, you can see the sheer size of this proposed marina -- it's HUGE! Also, if you look closely at that picture, you can see, top left, a long blue building with boats in front of it -- that's where we live)!

On Sunday we checked out this new million-dollar mooring buoy that the Harbour Authority has added to the cruise ship dock in order to accommodate longer ships (up to 1200 feet, apparently!).

And yesterday morning, before that, I drove Sri to the airport (he's on his way to Mexico for some seriously needed R & R) and got in some knitting time while I watched the sun come up over Sidney Spit...

I'm almost finished the green shawl -- pictures tomorrow, hopefully. But today ... I have a LOT of work to do!

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