Branch Summer BBQ

Summer is soon upon us and I trust we will get the good weather we deserve and hopefully some well earned time off! I would like to invite you to a lunch BBQ on Pender Island, on Saturday, 23rd August. The BBQ will be held at Joanne's family cottage at Port Washington. I would recommend travelling as foot passengers. There will be sufficient transportation available on scene to transfer people to/from the ferry terminal and also provide an opportunity to see some of the island. For those with a boat the cottage is within easy walking distance of the Port Washington public dock. There is reasonable holding ground within a short dingy row from the dock.
The cottage is on just under two acres of land so lots of room for all. For keen golfers there is a respectable 9 hole course on the island, a very short drive from the cottage.
For island members:
There is a 1005 hours departure from Swartz Bay direct to Pender, ETA 1045 hours.
For mainland members there are two options:
1) Catch the 0800 ex Tsawwassen and then join the sailing from Swartz Bay at 1005 as detailed above.
2) Catch the Queen of Nanaimo ex Tsawwassen at 0835 and arrive at Pender at 1105. This option includes a stop at Galiano and a transfer at Mayne Island.
To escape from Pender:
To the mainland - there is a 1625 hours departure that arrives in Tsawwassen at 1835 hours.
To the island - there is a 1740 hours departure that arrives in Swartz Bay at 1820 hours.
I hope you are able to join us and look forward to seeing you. Wives, partners and family are welcome. I just need to know the numbers.
Please RSVP to
Chris Frappell MNI
Chairman, BC Branch
The Nautical Institute