On Tuesday, Gord and I took a boat trip to Texada Island then down to Lasquiti. The sea was a little choppy on the way over but on the way to Lasquiti it settled down into what you might call a ‘millpond’. We puttered around Scotty Bay then headed back to Hornby. This is what we ran into. I’d never been caught in a Qualicum before but over the years I’d heard plenty of stories about this sudden wind. The wind comes out of the west and the sea builds up quickly. Pretty scary if you weren’t in a boat that could take these kinds of sea. We got to Ford Cove and by the time we’d packed up the sea had died right down again.