The first Row of 2015 . Hollyburn Sailing Club always has a New Year’s Day racing event followed by a Club social.
Dan has had an unfortunate Spinnaker hoisting incident in his Mirror 11. It does not seem to be slowing him down too much…
The fleet has passed and I row towards Stanley Park and Siwash Rock. I am listening to Vancouver Harbour Traffic on VHS channel 12. There is no reported traffic. It is safe to make the cross the shipping lane.
I am always intrigued by the “hole” in the seaward face of Siwash. The texture reminds me of the Gulf Island shore line rocks and of the whale pool in Stanley Park Zoo.
Lucky Cleo. A new (to her) ball awaits her. Cleo is a German Shepherd owned by a co-worker. She loves the orange balls. Cleo will start her New Year off right.
There is still no reported traffic. I make the crossing quietly. The West Vancouver Welcoming figure welcomes me too.
The welcoming figure was erected in July of 2001. It is to mark the gathering of ocean-going canoes.
5.14 kilometers, an hour fourty at the thwart, about 3km/hr average speed.
What a start to 2015…A beautiful day, a great row, a welcoming figure and good friends at Hollyburn Sailing Club. Welcome to 2015. Best wishes for everyone.