Monday, June 7, 2010

Orca III May Longweekend Adventure!

Well , I have had lots of people wanting me to continue with Orca III and our adventures. And Liam really wanted to be on our blog! So here it is:
We took 3 extra kids and my sister out for the long weekend in May. Kyle, Maya and Emma each brought a friend and my sister, Dana, was feeling daring to join along. We headed out of the creek early Sat morning  - our desination being Plumper Cove ( which by the way is the oldest Marine Park in BC) I chose this place because there is also a dock we could tie up to if need be. Also they have trails to hike , and campsite so we could have a fire. Litlle did I remember that this is also the busiest weekend for boaters and campers. So needless to say , the dock was full, as well as the campsite - so anchored we did ( that was fine) and it poured rain!! Oh how a campfire would be so nice to have.
The first day was fine, cloudy and sunny spots - some of the kids felt queezy on the ride over ( that took us longer than expected - wind and tide) poor Atlin was not well on the trip over.  Anyway, it rain like the dickens that night and the following morning. We decided to pull up anchor , go around the other side of Keets Island to see our friends Bud and Maria  - they have a place there. so we got the tour- had a fire and weenie roast . then headed on our way to our favorite spot - Center Bay!! ( which in hindsight would have been the better choice) had the whole beach area to ourselves , and a fantastic fire which carried into the late evening. Singing songs, roasting marshmallows, who could ask for a better time. The next day the sun was out, kids learned how to drive the dingy, a whole lot of fishing going on, Of course Kyle being the king of that -  crab catching and we even got a bunch of prawns!
we had a great time! on the way home , no one felt queezy!

Kyle teaching Liam how to drive the dingy

Emma's turn to show how its done!
                                            Orca III anchored in her favorite spot - Center Bay


Anonymous said...

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Keep up the great work!

Dionne said...






'Lil' putt putt

'Lil' putt putt
Christmas at Snug Cove