Sunday, June 13, 2010

MayDay

So today one of the biology profs with his own boat took us for a little jaunt around the inlets near Bamfield.  It was too choppy to go far out to sea but we went into the bay just a little way.  And then both engines failed and we're drifting quickly toward the rocks but in a really deep patch of water that the anchor won't reach.  Thankfully the coastguard station was about 1/4 mile away so we Maydayed for help and were towed out of danger.
This is the RIB tied beside us.  It was too close to get a decent shot.  My daughter was a bit scared, my son said he figured we'd call for help and dad would come and get us.  Aw.  Pretty sweet.
So, add that to my list of new experiences.

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