Sunday, November 28, 2010

pictures/ thanksgiving

Here is Capt Bligh changing the boat number from CA to AK, first night out little town called Port Browning.
This is the harbor in Point Roberts WA view from the customs dock.

A little spot called Stewart Island in WA, beautiful little place, has a short hiking trail.

Next morning there was a boat race, called Round the County sailing race.

Then the boat went on the hard for a small repair.

There were 8 people for Thanksgiving dinner at my house. Lots of food, racing around, games and enjoyable time with family and friends.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

back home

Wed morning took a 6a flight out of Victoria got into ANC at 1145a, not feeling well, so took a nap, then my daughter and I went got some lunch and shopping done. Was going to drive home early the next morning but still not feeling well so got a late start. got back to the peninsula about 4p. The snow was deep, my jeep plowed it's way into the drive way. I was going to start the snow blower, but the mechanic didn't have it ready, it was in the shed, not the garage gassed and ready. So I had to drag it through the snow and never did get it started so put it in the garage. It did start the next day, but needed oil which I couldn't find in the neat organized garage (ha). So now 2 days later the snow blower will be ready to go when I get home from work today and lots of snow to start in on.
the mechanic is still on the boat in the boat yard waiting for them to finish up the project, hopefully the boat will be back in the water on Monday or Tuesday.
Was a nice time off and hard to be back to work. So much to get ready for the holidays, so am glad to be back home. I forgot my camera, so hopefully will remember next day and get some pics posted.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010


I am in the laundry room Canoe Cove Sidney BC. Was going to fly home today, but the couple I met several years ago that live here invited us to dinner tonight at their house so I am staying extra day, so hopefully fly out tomorrow, I have to be back to work on Fri so that gives me 2 days to travel.

We have had a great time on the boat. Got to CA early last Wed morn, rented a car got a nap, then to WalMart for supplies and got groceries. Early Thurs we got out of the harbor and headed North West. Spent the night in Port Browning was a great spot they had a cafe/bar open showers and a short walk to town. There was a book store and the lady behind the counter talked me into buying "Folly" by Laurie King. I haven't read allot but it's a great book.

Next morning it was off to Point Roberts nice place had time for dinner and a shower. Got up really early left before daylight, it was suppose to blow about 25 to 30 on the Straits of Georgia but was a really nice sail not to much wind. Then on to Steward Island in San Juan's, no facilities there but a dock that had 2 other boats tied up. One couple in a big sail boat that were really friendly we went over to their boat for coffee and lots of good stories. Next morning it was back to home base for the boat for the winter.

Then decided that a few things needed to be fixed before the boat stays for the winter so we brought it over to Canoe Cove had the boat hauled out onto land and the work is getting done. Every one that sees the boat says "wow", what a neat boat. It gets lots of smiles when people look at it.

I have been taking pictures and will get some on the post, but the lap top in the laundry room isn't going to work to well for now.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

lab and rabbitt

The dog from next door likes to go for walks with us in the evening and she is quite the rabbit chaser. She has chased the same rabbit in the same spot several days in a row. The first time I almost stepped on the rabbit it was so close. Next time the rabbit ran behind me, now I stop where the rabbit usually comes running from and wait, well the rabbit knows I am there and that there is a dog chasing it. So it stops looks for me then looks for the dog and tried to slink away with out getting caught. It is quite comical.