Well the weather looked fine this morning, clear blue skies and a gentle breeze so an apparently perfect day to be on the water, despite the -4C with a windchill of -10C.
After arriving at the marina and getting the boat ready, we went to back out of the slip. Turns out we needed a bit more speed to break through the half inch thick sheet of ice covering the water
Forward back into the slip, then more power and second time lucky we're out. Great fun being an icebreaker across the marina before finally into the main waterways where it was nice and clear.
Motored across to Sidney Spit and performed our first ever mooring to a buoy, didn't make too much of a hash of it which was nice
Had a nice lunch, floating about for a couple of hours, sharing the water with a few gulls and a couple of seals. Fired up the motor again, let go the buoy and then sails up for a lovely 2 hour sail back across the water to the marina, 5knots against the tide at times (which would have been 7knots through the water).
What a lovely day
Happy New Year to everyone, and hope 2011 is all it can be.