Looking for an interesting dining experience? Join local Sooke chef extraordinaire Kari Osselton and Captain Ralph for a 3-4 hour dinner cruise departing from Sooke on July 25, 2009 at 5:00.
Step aboard ROLANO, an 80-foot long vessel which holds the distinction as the only floating B&B approved by Tourism British Columbia. Enjoy the sights and sounds of the harbour as you dine on fresh sushi prepared by Kari. The cost is $100 per person or $175 per couple and reservations must be made at 250-744-4908.
ROLANO is also the site of Sooke’s Sushi on the Sea, which serves sushi in an intimate setting when she is tied to the wharf on the weekends. Kari Osselton also runs Kari’s Catering and has done a spectacular job for several of our real estate office functions. Her latest endeavour is Souki Sushi, which serves up the good stuff next to Stick in The Mud Coffee.
Being a member of the Canadian Coast Guard Auxiliary here in Sooke, I seem to have the worst luck with missing the really interesting emergency calls. I was on the mainland for Christmas with family when the Florence Filburg broke loose from its mooring and ended up beached across from Billings Spit in Sooke Harbour.
The Florence Filburg - chauffneue on Flickr
Another view at low tide - chauffneue on Flickr
And last night, at approximately 8:45PM, sitting in my mother’s house in Delta, BC, my rescue pager went off for the end of the Florence Filburg. I missed out again.
It’s pretty obvious that somebody set it on fire. The eyewitness in the video below mentions that two individuals had been caught, but that has not been confirmed by any news source I’ve heard. I’ll try and update this story as it unfolds.
Good riddance, I say. It’s an eyesore that will now hopefully be gone for good.
What did you see? Have any more pictures or video? What do you think? Let me know.
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