In Nanaimo, there's a swimming lagoon that's several feet above the low tide level. Water flows in at high tide, gets warmed to swimming temperature (theoretically, we didn't try it) by the sun, and slowly trickles out again. The inflow and outflow are controlled by a series of steps that also create artificial tidepools, seen here.
Art and Jaye are both former IT managers. We've owned Arione for 10 years. In August 2010, we are setting off down the west coast to San Diego where we'll join the Baja Ha-Ha to Cabo. Our plans are to cruise Mexico for a while.