Every December, rather than gathering at the Scottish Cultural Centre as usual, the Vancouver Fleet gets together at Cam and Marianne’s place in Vancouver to celebrate the Holiday season and share adventurous sailing plans amidst conversations that invariably involve watermakers, bilge pumps, switches, batteries…. I could go on. These gatherings keep “the dream” alive and create opportunities for friendships to flourish. Cam and Marianne call the event “The Fleet Solstice Potluck”, and the Vancouver Fleet group always looks forward to it in anticipation.
The Fleet Solstice Potluck started out as a celebration in the 90’s after Cam and Marianne returned from their offshore adventure, so we celebrated the 20 something anniversary of the event with great food and beverage, as is customary with any Bluewater Cruising Association gathering.
Once again, thank you to Cam and Marianne for hosting this annual event at their home. I am looking forward to the fleet meeting in January. Mark your calendars for January 29!