I posted this on my local CL this morning. Figured I may as well try it here too! We are in the Vancouver
, BC area and looking to meet new people to cruise
We are a couple in our early 30s who spend much of our summer (and through the winter as well, though less frequently) sailing our 32 foot sailboat. Alas, there are times out there when it would be nice to share sundowners with other people as well. We are looking to meet other young people who have their own boat
and would be interested in joining us. I have many boating
friends, but many are older, and as much as I love them to bits, it is sometimes hard to relate life experiences with those who are older than my parents.
Our cruising style is fairly laid back, rarely with hard and fast objectives. We like to sail, and are happy to let the winds (and unfortunately tides) dictate our destinations and schedule. Alas, we both work
regular jobs, and as such are fairly restricted to weekend escapes. We prefer to anchor
out, and are partial to smaller, emptier coves. We have cruised from the Gulf Islands to Desolation Sound in the past few months, and are happy to explore new places. We are fairly self-sufficient (apart from a voltage regulator charging
issue which has been plaguing us of late). We have a dinghy
with a small engine
, two kayaks, and snorkel gear
(just completed our open water
certs so we can bring scuba gear
if interested as well). We enjoy exploring the areas we stay at, and hike often, though due to sports injuries, long crazy intense hikes are not my thing right now.
We eat well when we are out and love to share meals
. Though we are certainly not "booze cruisers" we enjoy good beer
, wine & caesars. We cruise
with a black lab puppy who is very friendly, but easily excitable.
Alas, the boat
though comfortable for two, is just is not big enough to take guests. As such, we are not looking for people who would like to join us on our boat - we are hoping to meet others with their own boats.
We are likely heading up to Howe Sound for the long weekend, and likely to the fireworks for Wednesday evening. Maybe we can meet up and share a beer