The annual OMDA Killbear week was held on Killbear Provincial Park August 15-22.
Many OMDAites came up the week before to relax a bit before the busy OMDA week. It's a great chance to have some fun and catch up with old friends.
The Mirror fleet had a new addition. Heather's Touch Wood drew many admiring glances.
And of course there were plenty of campfires.
Some even tried a bit of sailing.
Others preferred traditional beach activities.
The first official day of OMDA week started with a casual race. The wind was from the south, so we raced round Cousin's Island.
Not everyone was interested in sailing.
There were some serious winds on Monday - too much for some sailors.
Others decided to stay on stable land!
The Hulls hosted a happy hour in the afternoon to celebrate Danna and Michael's upcoming wedding.
There was plenty to watch on the beach.
This year was the 50th anniversery of Killbear Provincial Park. Terry held a happy hour to celebrate for all of us who were celebrating 50 years in 2010!
It was a bright sunny day.
A highlight of the OMDA week for many is the Poker race. The wind conditions were just about perfect.
Once everyone was ready, the rules of the race were explained.
Finally, they were ready to start.
After the poker race, there was still plenty of wind for those who still wanted some more sailing.
That evening we gathered on Paul and Elke's site for the corn roast. This year we had beans as well as corn!
The OMDAites had managed to cobble together the makings of a birthday cake for David.
Aleid hosted a pancake breakfast for the junior OMDAites
Of course, not everybody wanted to eat pancakes that morning!
The morning started with the traditional coffee and donuts at the Butlers.
As the weather seemed suitable, a small group of us decided to cruise around Rose Island.
Sadly, after we had beat our way upwind to the top of Rose Island, the wind flipped around. We had to come back the way we'd come as beating our way along the narrow channel would be very difficult.
This time the festivities were held at the Kaiser's campsite to celebrate Peter and Linda's 50th wedding anniversery!
As the weather report for Sunday was rather dismal, many packed up on Saturday. Diehards Les, Mat and Aleid took advantage of the easterly wind with an attempt to sail through the Hole in the Wall in the Sound.
Wim and Alison stopped by to say goodbye.
Wim and Alsion took Ynskje, Linda, Daisy and Pete for a cruise on their keelboat Audacia, while Aleid tagged along in his Mirror. Late in the afternoon, a long way from Harold Point, they ran out of wind. Aleid was stranded on Franklin Island until he could hitch a lift.
Fortunately, Audacia has an engine as well as sails!
The third generation of OMDAites are popular subjects for photo ops.
Thanks to all those who provided photos:
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