At least that was my opinion.
- Get to the crossing point, the last safe harbor before launching across the big water.
- Wait for a weather window.
Our go spot was Pender Harbor on BC’s mainland. We like John Henry’s Marina and would happily wait there for good weather. It turned out that good weather was upon us for the next day, except for that whole water tornado thing.
We decided to go anyway.
Our path was nearly due south as we headed out the harbor. Towards the north, the sky was inky black from top to bottom.
I told Sarah, “Glad we aren’t going that way” and happily steered towards Nanaimo and clearing skies.
How does a seasoned captain deal with heavy rain?
A Mary Poppins umbrella of course.