Through my BC publicity angel Kim Herter, I got a tour (+ lunch) of the harbor in West Vancouver on Drew and Deb McVittie’s 60-foot “steel coastal tug” today. Drew bought the tug (built in 1962) in 1997 and has been working on it since. It was an amazing couple of hours: the boat and all the work Drew has done on it, including installing a new engine, and all the activity and boats in the water and at dock. Piles of salt, sulfur, and wood chips; grain and oil tankers; lumber. Tugboats of varying sizes all over.
They love the boat and it shows. “She’s a real sweetheart,” says Drew. “She’s just so much fun.” I’ll post a few photos when I get time. Jeez, am I loaded with “content.”
After the boat ride, Kim and I went into downtown Vancouver, where I did a half-hour interview on the tiny homes book with Sheryl Mackay for CBC radio. It will air next weekend on the show North by Northwest..