Friday, 16 September 2011

seasons over

oh the rushing around the 4 oclock start and the smell of fresh bread is over for another season, thank you to all of you who have visited over the summer months,  we will be back next may for another baking season.

Sunday, 31 July 2011

boat in trouble

and it happens all to often, someone borrows/rents their friends boat for a holiday  expecting the boat to be in good shape only to find that the maintenance was not kept up and at the start of their holiday they find themselves in trouble.... such a boat came into the bay and called for help as their were taking on water and their pumps were not working,  we hurried over with our pumps and helped them pump out the sea water only to find a small fitting has broken off and was letting in the sea water.  by the time they discovered the leak it had shorted out their batteries and flooded the moter.. a simple repair job but not done in time.  now the renters/holidayers are faced with a huge mounting bill and it is the end of their holiday...The owner is telling them that they are responsable for the repairs. is this fair!!! NO, but without having a machanic check the boat out before they left there is no recourse...  If they had purchased vessel assist as part of their holiday they would have been covered for at least the tow bill. stuck in a country that is not their own, with mounting bills is a stressful event to say the least.    To educated yourself on the pros and cons of chartering a boat from your friend or from a charter group is well worth the effort.

take care out their my friends...

Wednesday, 27 July 2011

BC Day on This coming monday

Another long weekend for BC'ers....  Monday is BC day and it looks like the sun is going to shine so there will be lots of boaters out.  Hope to see you all in Montague this weekend...

stay safe out there...

Tuesday, 19 July 2011

30+ Knots of wind

and it is not fun... it has been blowing here in ganges harbour since early this afternoon and the gusts just keep on coming.   this is some wicked place when the winds blow..... a few boats have done the dragging dance early on when it started but now everyone is settled and seems to be hanging on..... highest recored gust so far is 38 knots..... ugh.. Can we all say ANCHOR WATCH?>>>>>

stay safe my friends...

Saturday, 16 July 2011

It's Saturday

morning friends,

the outlook for today is not the greatest but on the upswing it means there is lots of room in the parks today,  it is parks day today so entry into the parks is free today.  get out there and check out a park near you...  here in montague there are some empty buoys and there is lots of room for anchoring, There has been whales spotted just inside Montague harbour the last couple of weeks. We have not been lucky enough to spy them yet!! but there is always hope...   Ganges is having their open air market from 8.00 to 4.00 every saturday, ....

keep safe out there today..

Wednesday, 13 July 2011

Atrevida has groupies!!!

yes it's true, they follow us around from bay to  bay and generally make a nusance of themselves...  what's a person to do!!!!

the weather is calling for rain,  don't forget your rubber boots and rain slickers this weekend... stay safe out there my boating friends...

Saturday, 9 July 2011

todays weather...

good morning friends,  the weather forcast today...july 9 2011

Today Tonight and SundayWind northwest 15 knots except southeasterly 10 to 15 near Vancouver. Wind becoming southerly 10 to 15 near noon then becoming variable 5 to 15 Sunday morning