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!
Ooh la la!! On Monday the Gray whales were in rare form. Two males, jostling for position with a female. It was fascinating to watch, something we had never seen since Gray whales usually mate in the fall once they reach their wintering grounds in Mexico. Apparently these three could not wait!
Now there’s a happy smile!!
We don’t see Orcas (Killer whales) very often but this July started off with a bang. Two days ago we came across a pod of Orcas who entertained us with their active behaviour – breaching, lob tailing, spy hopping.
Today we didn’t even have to leave the dock to see them. As our guests were boarding three Orcas swam right past our boat!!