It was Brass Monkey weather this morning so decided to get the bus to Victoria, good decision the day turned out to be sparkling and once I had warmed up really enjoyed it.
I picked up some tide tables and a guide to Alaska wildlife at Munro’s Bookshop, what a great place. We now have all the charts and books on board needed for the trip north.
There is a nice statue of my hero Captain Cook on the harbour side. He looks a bit glum, perhaps because the birds are shitting on him.
But I expect he put up with plenty of that during his voyages of discovery – so more likely it’s because he is facing inland when he should be overlooking the harbour and out to sea.
PHOTO ON LEFT: Captain Cook keeping watch on the Victoria traffic
I also picked up a carbon monoxide detector / alarm. The surveyor noted it as a deficiency and the insurance company thought I should have one. Really it is a good safety measure as we have oil lamps, gas cooker and a diesel heater on board that could all cause a problem if not properly ventilated.
I installed and tested (its loud!) the detector when I returned to the boat this afternoon.
Carbon Monoxide detector installed in the main cabin Its Monday tomorrow and I am looking forward to getting everything fixed so we can get out of Canoe Cove. The two show-stoppers are the spreader replacement and the engine parts.
The engine parts, EPIRB, Iridium Go and New Zealand boat stickers are all coming by courier, I expected everything by Saturday and can only hope everything arrives tomorrow so I can get going on installation. If all goes to plan I could be out of here on Wednesday afternoon at low water. I still need an electrician to complete the electrical hook ups but that won’t hold me back.
Now it’s time for a sundowner.
Logged 10th April 2016