Bounty of the Sea - by Gerard and Deirdre
Child of Midnight
Child of Midnight
It was the end of another wonderful three-day rendezvous with the CS Yachts West family. We were heading out after the successful annual general meeting with the pleasant feeling of having spent three days with good food, fun events (appie potluck, hiking the Stony Hill Trail, Bocce Ball, banquet etc.) and great company. We left the dock under over cast skies and very little wind. After motoring out passed Arbutus Point and heading toward Stuart Channel, we were feeling a little disappointed at the lack of wind. However, at the midpoint between Arbutus Point and Graves Point, small round objects started showing up on the water ahead. As we got closer it was a mystery to what the yellow, green and red balls were. As we were passing one particular green ball, we realized that it was a green pepper. Hey! this was the perfect opportunity to practice calm-water man overboard drills. The perfect man overboard retrieving device would have been a fish net. Ah! Alas, there was no fish net on board. Deirdre got the deck brush from the locker
and we were in business.The boat was manoeuvred to the man overboard retrieval position and the first victim was rescued from the water with a bit of practice.
After retrieving an assortment of Bounty of the Sea seventeen yellow, red,and green peppers,
we ran out of bodies to rescue and pointed Child of Midnight’s bow towards home and to enjoy the off chance of seeing dorsal fins of killer whales just off of Thetis Island. Of course there was the wonderful stir fry with the bounty of the sea for dinner that night. The day was an excellent way to end another enjoyable CS Yachts West rendezvous and the bounty of the sea never ceases to amaze me!