It was one of those days, on a lazy beat with the boat doing a nice steady 5 knots and very little chop.
Halfway across the Strait of Georgia, I reluctantly reminded myself that it was probably time to head back.
Beating into the Strait of Georgia on a lovely spring afternoon. That’s Point Grey and UBC on the horizon to the left. Madsu’s under full main and the 100% jib.
And what a delight too – just a mile or so off Fisherman’s Cove we encountered a sea lion, then a mile later, a pair of Dall’s Porpoise circled the boat a couple of time before disappearing into the flooding tide. I gybed around to see if we could encourage them to play in Madsu’s bow wave, but I think we were probably going to slow for them. By the time I thought to get my camera out, they were gone, but their visit was a delight.
I take it as a good omen for the sailing season.