Almost 90 people boarded the Hornblower vessel in Coal Harbour on a beautiful evening with clearing skies and light winds.
We travelled along the south shore of Burrard Inlet with downtown Vancouver behind us and passed the terminals with an explanation of the cargo and the vessels. This took us too and under the Iron Workers Memorial Bridge and rail bridge to the entrance to Indian Arm.
We then traversed the south side of Burrard Inlet again observing the ships and the activity of tugs and shore workers as far as the majestic Lions Gate Bridge.
The time on-board was an opportunity to meet new people, to ask questions of myself and Chaplain Gary Roosma of the Christian Reformed Church, to grow an appreciation for the life of a seafarer, to be thankful for all we have and to relish the warm evening sunshine.
Thanks to everyone who came out, to Gary,Jennifer,Flin,Vincent,Laura for all they did to make the event such a success.