1990 Canadian Sailcraft CS34 Shoal Draft
Sail #8268

1982 Catalina 22 Fin Keel
Sail #10506

1994 MUMM 36 ACE
Sail # 29206

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

YYZ to YYJ via YVR and Tsawwassen Ferry

Rita and I booked a week's vacation to visit her sister Debbie and husband Hans in Victoria BC.

We always book flights directly to Victoria (YYJ) because it is a LOT easier than connecting flights from Vancouver.  There is one flight leaving Toronto at 8pm, arriving in Victoria at 10:30pm BC time.   There is one flight returning at 6:30am, landing in Toronto at 2pm.

We got to Toronto Pearson (YYZ) two and half hours before our flight, and decided to have dinner at the Keg right near the airport, leaving the Keg at 6:30 to catch the flight.  Don't want to get in the details, but we missed our flight.  We had to re-book on a red eye to Vancouver (YVR) arriving at 5am Toronto time.

We took a cab to a hotel near the Tsawwassen Ferry.

The hotel was clean and relatively cheap at $135, and was a short cab ride to get on the 9:00am ferry.

Boarding the BC Ferry "Coastal Celebration"

"Pride of British Columbia" going the other way

$16 each for the ferry ride.

Actually, it was fun ride!  Next time we go, we will fly into Vanvouver, and do some exploring and visit my cousin Annika.  There are TONS of flights to Vancouver, and lots of seat sales.

Active Pass
Going through Active Pass in a sailboat can be a challenge with the tides.

In this picture, you can see the tides pushing against us:

It was kewl going through Active Pass and into the terminal at Schwartz Bay where Hans and Debbie picked us up.


Trip Odometer: 24.40
Moving Average: 16.3 knots
Max Speed; 20.5 knots
Moving Time: 01:37:00

Track: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/12535935/Still%20Time/2015/20151104.kmz

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