A DAY OUT IN VICTORIA

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.

Victoria Harbour and Parliament Building. Photo by Ray Penson
Victoria Harbour and Parliament Building. Photo by Ray Penson
Captain Cook keeping watch on the Victoria traffic. Photo by Captain Ray Penson
Captain Cook keeping watch on the Victoria traffic. Photo by Captain Ray Penson

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

 

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