I have a client who has spent his life towing logs in B.C. He also has a fascination for history and has collected several of my Captain Vancouver works over the years. Menzies Bay, north of Campbell River, has long been a booming ground for the lumber industry and a place into which my client has often towed log rafts. Knowing that Vancouver had anchored his two ships there in July 1792, a painting depicting this would have special meaning. Prior to Vancouver arriving in Menzies Bay (named after Menzies, the botanist on board), the ships’ boats had been sent away for several days of survey work around Quadra Island. The painting was planned to record the evening of July 14th when the boats returned the ships. I made a special trip on the ‘Delta Lifeboat’, anchoring in the very spot where ‘Discovery’ lay and soaked up the atmosphere – studying the phase of the moon and the stars. The date was identical to Vancouver’s, albeit 228 years later!