When I bought my house in Sooke – in the Otter Point area, one of the things that attracted me to it was its cozy Pacific Energy wood stove. Having never heated with wood in the past, it was a bit of a learning curve to figure it out. I learned that a modern wood stove isn’t just a steel box you burn wood in – it is actually a complex system with many variables that need to be accounted for in order for it to function safely and efficiently. Luckily, my stove came with a fairly detailed manufacturer’s manual from which I was able to learn some valuable information. Read more
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.
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