Morning came and we left the Nanaimo dock with every expectation of swells and unexpected winds. What happened was unexpected and a bit hard to believe. The entire trip was as calm as a farm pond. Maybe even a bath tub.
We had plans to leave the next morning but the winds began to pick up as the sun rose. Most of the boats that left early came right back in, reporting waves of 4-5 feet, so we kicked back and stayed another night.
This morning all was calm. With coffee and a delicious breakfast we headed out into flat seas for a five hour run to Westview, just south of Powell River.