Saturday, August 10
Receiving word that Mum wasn’t well and was being admitted to hospital influenced our decision to head for Comox today in case I wanted to get home quickly. It was a lovely day to cross the top of Georgia Strait — flat calm and a gentle northwest wind. We kept a sharp look out for whales and heard there were orca between Savary and Hernando, but didn’t see anything. We tied up in the Comox Harbour marina and ran for the showers. Later we walked the boardwalk that skirts the harbour and watched a seal and her pup haul out on the dinghy float. We saw the same behaviour last year when we were here, so I guess she’s a resident seal and doesn’t mind exposing her babies to gawking eyes in close proximity. There’s a strong southeast wind warning for tomorrow, so we’ll likely stay put and head south again on Monday.