We did drive out to Brentwood Bay last week and visited a couple of marinas -- and then decided to stay where we are until the end of June anyway.
It was Swiftsure on Saturday! Here's some of the fleet leaving the harbour to head to the start line....
Michael and I went out to Clover Point via inflatable and dropped anchor just outside the kelp beds for a front row seat.... there was something like 130+ boats entered!
A local favorite, the Oriole...
And away they go...
There's a reason the race is sometimes called the 'Driftsure'!
When we got back to the dock, we had new 'neighbours' -- the two local tall ships had berthed right next to us!
Even the Coho got into the Swiftsure spirit .... wearing the flags, and 'saluting' the fleet:
Then on Sunday Hailey arrived from Whistler, and we drove out to French Beach where Mischa and Joe and the boys are camping, to celebrate Gibson's 5th birthday! We had a great time, although it was a bit dreary and cold... I'll let the pictures speak for themselves:
We brought the boys back in to town with us so Hailey could spend some time with them, but today they'll go to school and daycare, and Hailey heads back to Whistler.
When family events are over, I'm always glad to have our quiet little life back, but sad when Hailey leaves and we all get back to our routines (not that Michael and I have one right now!) But today I have a ton of tedious paperwork to do, so that will give me a focus, at least!