We had record breaking warm temperatures, clear sunshine and near summer conditions for the Easter long weekend in southern BC this year. It's a tradition for our club to rendezvous at one of the Marine parks in the Gulf Islands, this year all told 11 boats make the trek.
Friday was sunny, warm but mostly calm - we did manage to squeeze in a half hour with the kite up, pole on the forestay and trucking straight for our destination but the rest of it was a chug..
A couple of lazy laydays in the park, hiking, kayaking (and a couple of diehards swam in the 49F water
Four boats moved on to Wallace Island, another nearby park for Sunday night.
.. a trail-side attraction
This guy resented my kayaking quietly by...
An early start to catch the slack at Porlier Pass got us going.
Two or three miles into the strait we hooked into a nice 10-14K SE breeze that made for a 6+ knot close reach fetch to English Bay.. and we enjoyed a nice flat water beat the last 5 miles among the freighters.
All in all an amazing weekend.. Tshirts, shorts and sandals at the end of March.. nearly unheard of.