Went for our annual (short) trip to Granville Island (in Vancouver, BC).
There's a great market on the Island and we like to buy croissants and stuff for Christmas morning breakfast. However parking sucks - especially on Christmas Eve.
We realized a number of years ago that the easy way to get around that was to go by sea. No parking stress and we get to be on the boat.
The trip there was uneventful, other than dodging lots of big debris in the water.
When we got there, there were actually other boats at the docks (first time we've seen them on this date). Had a nice walk through the market, got our breakfast and headed out.
Wind had come up in the meantime - 25 knots or so on the nose with accompanying rollers. So we decided to putt back to Coal Harbour. Beautiful day, just windy and rolly - with spray coming over the command bridge.
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Ten minutes out, there was a Mayday relay for a kayaker in the water. We were a good half hour away (at 4 knots), but after a while when no one had responded, and we couldn't see any boats in the area we called the Coast Guard - fortunately, he/she had made it to land by then (water was darn cold where we were).