Cruise Summary – Past Commodore’s Cruise – Thetis Island

The Cruise was held at Telegraph Harbour Marina and 10 member boats were represented. 2 Wish’n, Aerwyna, Business, Cassiopeia, Dreams Happened, Mist-A-Sea, Rapture, and Zephyr moored at the dock. Teacher’s Pet arrived as a crew member on Zephyr and Dragon Fly {Nanaimo} drove down to attend on Saturday.

Our members were quick to take full advantage of the warm ocean water and swimming was a popular past time. 2 Wish’n crushed the competition in the Blind Folded Dinghy race. Thank you Zephyr for marshaling the dinghy race,

Morning coffee and treats were held dockside on Saturday and Sunday mornings.

The mosquitos were vicious, especially as the day waned and dusk arrived. They were bad enough that Saturday’s potluck dinner, originally scheduled to be held at the marina’s gazebo, had to be moved dockside where the marauding mosquitos were less bothersome.

A big tip of the hat and a huge thank you goes out to Tara Kaulback of Telegraph Harbour Marina. She generously allowed the Club to move our pot luck dinner to dock space along side their private boat residence, waived the rental fee for the gazebo, and cut short a their meeting with friends to give up the dock space for our pot luck dinner. Thanks again Tara for your hospitality and support!

A few lucky members were able to witness a harbour seal whelp her pup early Sunday morning. The seal was on the rocks just off the marina’s gang plank and appeared to be in a lot of distress. The distress ended abruptly with the pup’s sudden entrance into the world. Momma seal glared protectively at the growing lineup of people watching her from the gang plank before slowing guiding her new born out into the water and further to a safer location down the coast line.

Monday morning found the member fleet break up as some headed home and others continued onto other cruise adventures.

Next Events:

  • Raft-Up Cruise ZOOM meeting on August 26th. A zoom invite will be sent out closer to the event.
  • The Raft-up on September 3rd to 6th.
  • Club Night to be held on September 16th


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