They arrived from across the Salish Sea. Forty vessels and a hundred people. Once they were landed, they shared food, stories, and songs. They learned the names of local places and they replicated the handicrafts of the people. Just like the First Nations people long ago…
BCA members from all three chapters, including those whose boats are still far away, all descended on Poet’s Cove at the floating dock to visit – renewing old friendships and making new ones. There was no reason for anyone to be hungry all weekend – from the breakfast treats to the happy hour snacks and the full blown potluck Sunday evening – there was no doubt about the cooking skills of sailors.
Kudos to Vaughan and Rita Balaam for all the work that they did in organizing this event, on behalf of the Vancouver Island Chapter, and foraging for $4,700 worth of prizes, including 4 haulouts, that were given away after dinner Sunday evening.
Here’s where you can see all the photos from the rendezvous.