We ended up staying another day in Nanaimo due to weather. It was rainy, foggy and windy. Not a good time to try to cross Georgia Strait—a 35 mile trip with about 15 miles in open water—and known to be nasty when the wind kicks up. It was a good day to work on inside things…and NOT have to work on the engine! We did some reading, organized some of our supplies, and caught our breath from dealing with the engine issues.
We walked up to Thrifty Foods and Harbour Chandler. Not much more needed in the way of food or marine supplies, but we did manage to find a few things to add to our provisions, particularly another carton of fresh, local strawberries—the first of the season and wonderfully sweet. Jim also had time to linger in the chandlery and look at their excellent supply of marine goods.
We filled our water tanks and took up our accumulated garbage to the dumpster, so that we will be ready to leave early in the morning, assuming the weather will cooperate. I had a chance to take one more walk on the Harbourside Walkway, and take one more look at the artwork in the Maffeo Sutton Park.