Archive for August, 2008

August 27, 2008 Cameron and Departure

Wednesday, August 27th, 2008

Cameron has just released his new CD, Fallen Apart. Check out his website ( or find him on myspace) for details and upcoming gigs.

The Province (Tuesday august 26th, 2008, Page C5) has a review of the CD.

Pat and Tony are hoping to be out of Canada in the next couple of weeks (”touch wood”—well, we do that all the time) but we won’t say a definite date until we’ve actually gone. We will have a short stop in Port Townsend, get that autopilot going and do a quick House Concert and then head for Neah Bay and sail south. After that, the next post will be from California. Maybe then we will have time to do a longer post with details of the trip. Stay tuned.

Rainbow over Forbes & Cameron in Cadboro Bay

Cadboro Bay August 12, 2008

Tuesday, August 12th, 2008

Here we are at a mooring in beautiful Cadboro Bay, just outside downtown Victoria. We are moored at the Royal Victoria Yacht Club, and spending our days working on the boat, sailing the dinghy, and finishing up a few last unexpected appointments. We don’t know when we will head out for Port Townsend and parts further south. But it should be soon, and we hope to update this blog before we leave.

In the meantime, the weather is not too bad (it still hasn’t been hot enough for us this summer). We have completed dorade vent boxes, lots of electrical work, replaced our batteries (the Yacht Club crane was very helpful), worked on the lazyjacks and reefing system, and continue to work on the many details. Banking, bookkeeping and accounting have taken up lots of time as well. We are still working on the autopilot and ham radio installation—they are both very close to working, but not quite there yet.

It’s been wonderful to be able to use our dinghy to sail into the dock to go grocery shopping. The bus service here is working well - $2.25 gets you anywhere you want to go, for several hours, and the bus stops right outside the Yacht Club and goes all the way downtown. It’s a pleasant 20 minute walk to a friendly little shopping area. The sunrises and sunsets are lovely, we are surrounded by kids learning to sail dinghies, and the Canadian Paralympic Sailors are practising here, too. The other day we had a full rainbow. This morning, as we sailed to shore (it only takes a few minutes), we saw deer on the beach.

We still have our cell phone - 250-361-6876. Minutes are free after 5 pm and on weekends.

Hoping that the next post will be a departure post. Until then, fair winds from Pat and Tony