The day started off rather gloomy...
Ropes laid out on the deck to feed the winch.
Sailors sorting ropes on the quarterdeck.
CFAV MERRICKVILLE arrives.
MERRICKVILLE sidles up to SACKVILLE's bow, while CFAV GLENBROOK arrives in the background.
OK, here's the weather I was hoping for.
CFA Vessels MERRICKVILLE and GLENBROOK .
Sailors boarding HMCS SACKVILLE to handle lines and ready her for transfer back to HMC Dockyard.
"Well, kick it some more...."
Sailors gathered on the foc'st'le, ready to start casting off lines.
Heave! Recovering HMCS SACKVILLE's gangway.
Rope coils around a bollard before heading to the bullnose at SACKVILLE's bow.
A member of MERRICKVILLE's crew tosses a line up to HMCS SACKVILLE.
Sailors tie up the tug's bow line.
Hauling in the mooring lines.
Underway now, SACKVILLE pulls out into the stream, leaving her summer berth at the end of another year.
Sailors on the quarterdeck recover a stern line already cast off from the wharf.
Linehandling on the quarterdeck.
Sailors removing a rope from a bollard on the quarterdeck.
Saluting before disembarking SACKVILLE to attend a safety conference.
Heaving a line on arrival alongside in HMC Dockyard.
Dropping SACKVILLE's flag hoist.
"Whaddya mean we have 12 minutes to clean up this mess?"
HMCS IROQUOIS (DDH 282) lies in HMC Dockyard as SACKVILLE approaches.