MV Dolfijngracht has docked at Victoria's Ogden Point. The unloading will start shortly!
Gerry and SY Octopus I will be lifted off at approximately 14:30 local time!
There are a few options for Gerry, motor to the nearby harbor of Victoria or motor a bit farther to Oak Bay marina and dock there for a few days until Lars and maybe friend Matt will join him to motor to Canoe cove marina in Sidney. Update to follow!
Visited the Canadian Border Security Agency downtown, as I had to get the papers signed for our stuff in the container from Switzerland. In the process they wanted to see the paperwork for Octopus again, no problem. Showed Lars around the Dolfijngracht and introduced him to the captain. Invited for lunch. Cape Horn vane steering gear was damaged when unloading, but the folks in Holland say they will make good. Motored to nearby Oak Bay marina. The trip on the Dolfijngracht was interesting and I learned a lot. Was also a good deal at USD 50 per day for three square meals and a private cabin. These guys work hard when the are working and have a work ethic many companies can envy.