The annual haul out always means the start of a few days of high activity! On Tuesday the Raincoast Maiden was lifted out and the life raft taken in for inspection. The fire suppression system was tested today, followed by another two inspections (radios and electrical circuits) early next week, all of this leading up to the grand finale: the Transport Canada Inspection. This year we have not only our annual inspection to “worry” about but also an underwater inspection which is due only once every 4 years. If all goes well the boat will be floating again by next Thursday!
We are thrilled to have been included in Trip Advisor’s 2012 list of “10 Great Wildlife Tours” in the world. Thanks to all our guests who have written in for your kind reviews. Without your help this would not have been possible. We really appreciate it!
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The timing was perfect: Yesterday’s winds and pelting rain subsided just long enough for a cruise down Ucluelet Inlet, out past the George Fraser Islands and back up the inlet with stops for wildlife along the way. We anchored in a sheltered cove and ferried the guests ashore. The bride was lovely as she hitched her gown above her knees and waded to the beach. A Steller’s Jay broke into wild applause as the ring went onto the finger. Congratulations Nicole and Mike for tying the knot! We are happy we could be part of your special day.
(Photos by Michael Farrow – www.michaelfarrowphotography.com)