They say people in glass houses should probably wash their windows, yah sure, E has window washing on his list for today. What they don’t mention is that people who live in glass houses can’t sleep past 5am on a sunny spring morning. Sleep is overrated. If I was asleep I would have missed the colours of the sunrise on the glassy calm water outside my window.
We were outside yesterday for eight hours. There was a little bit of seed planting, some visiting with friends and a lot of staring at the pond. Last fall while having lunch with the gang in town I bought an old bird
cage feeder at a thrift store… The smarter birds have been in it, the rest will catch on eventually…
The trip dock to dock takes about forty minutes. Twenty five if we can get through the cut. The trick in our boat is to time the travel through the narrows for one hour before or after slack water. The sailboats need slack and it gets busy in the summer. Our boat doesn’t and we tend to have the pass all to ourselves..although we are on the water twenty minutes longer we are saved the drive through the city and down the country roads to the old marina.
The water can be choppy on the city side of the narrows. Nothing our boat can’t easily handle. Just need to watch the wind predictions as we always do. On the trip from the narrows we cross the path of two ferries and float planes land at the south entrance to the channel by the marina. They seemingly come from nowhere and it’s disconcerting if you aren’t expecting them.
When getting off the ferry we are five minutes from the new marina so… Dep Bay to PC in forty-five minutes is pretty good. The grocery and liquor stores are close to the marina . Marina wheel barrows are a loonie (refundable like at a grocery store). Our boat is about as close to the loading zone of the parking lot as you can get..so far there has been plenty of available secured car parking, but that might get less so in the summer.
We are working our way down the list of appie and beer specials at the marina pub. It’s a very civilized way to end a day in town. Appies are $7.00 from 2-5. There is a liquor store at the marina right now but I think it is closing when they expand the pub to include a family restaurant.
The gas price at the gas bar beside our dock was 1.17 as opposed to the town price of 1.02. Very convenient if we want to save time, or avoid heavy lifting. That said, it probably costs $40.00 for a return trip, so we don’t go often.
All in all, it’s a fairly convenient option to ….. well to having no marina ..I refuse to worry about whether or not our old marina will ever reopen. We are just taking it as it comes and hoping by the fall, all will be resolved… In the meantime we will continue working our way through the menu at our new marina’s pub…. Worst case scenario I will go back to the top of the menu and start again. I really
liked the quesadillas