The club has two elevators for hauling members boats and a large floating workshop for members to share. Great floating restaurant and reserved parking. You can get a lot done when you start in 112 years ago.
Vancouver is a major port and very cosmopolitan city. The docks can accommodate up to 5 cruise ships and often does. Coal is exported from here along with other bulk commodities. We saw sulfur being loaded onto hopper style ships, logs and several oil tankers inbound with crude. Lots of ship and small boat traffic, sea planes and swift currents make this a harbor a challenge and thrill at the same time.
Our friends Tom, Fiona their two kids joined us for an overnight anchorage at Bedwell Harbor about 2 more hours into the Vancouver harbor. Hard to believe this is only 10 miles from the hustle and bustle of Vancouver.
As time goes on the boats have gotten slower, wider and heavier........so has the Captain.
Tom gave us the use of his Smart Car and Mary and I toured around Vancouver, shopped, got lost and generally had a great time.
We met a couple (Cam & Kim) who have signed up for the CUBAR trip to Mexico this fall. They will join us on their Nordhavn 60 and at least another half dozen Nordhavns. We met for lunch and between us telling them about our Mexico experience and them telling us about cruising British Columbia we barely had time to eat.
With the rainy weather keeping your boat in a boat house is a real perk. Nordhavn's biggest boat to date 120' is in a boat house in the Vancouver area. Below shows how those lucky enough to land a boathouse berth maximize the size of boat they can squeeze in. The bow extends over the walkway and the boathouse was modified to fit. The stern is just outside the boat house some 75 feet away.
Check out the view from the Cricket field at Stanley Park. After watching Cricket for a few "innings" went home and Googled the game. For once the internet was not much help in explaining this game to me. Still not sure what the wicket is for..............
BOX SCORE 7 HOURS 22.5 GALLONS 45 MILES.
STEAM DRIVEN CLOCK IN DOWNTOWN VANCOUVER