Back at it

Hello from beautiful British Columbia! Spring is in full swing here in Shelter Island Boat Yard. There are a lot of boats here and a lot of work is happening to prepare them for getting back in the water. The boat yard is next to the Fraser River, which is quite lovely. Lots of spring flowers around and birds galore. The Canada geese have their young and it is fun to watch them.

Work cut out for us

Work cut out for us

Canada Geese and Goslings

Canada Geese and Goslings

View of the boatyard from Toga

View of the boatyard from Toga

Fraser River from Toga

Fraser River from Toga

We’ve been back in Canada for almost two weeks. Aside from learning how to live on a boat again, we have been stowing, cleaning, scraping, organizing, fixing, mending and washing. We have several important things to complete before we go back in the water, but we are hoping to do so in about a week.

Ralph and Charlie fixing things

Ralph and Charlie fixing things

This is me working on the water system

This is me working on the water system

We have a new crew member to introduce. Charlie is a cocker spaniel mix (most likely) and he has come aboard as chief security officer, constant companion and bird watcher. Charlie was his name before we acquired him, so I do apologize to our friends and relatives of the same name/derivative. So far Charlie is adapting really well to boat life and we think he will love it when we are on the water.

Charlie

Charlie

Charlie's bunk

Charlie’s bunk

There is so much to do here, but we are also good at relaxing and having fun. We took a trip to Point Roberts, WA recently and have visited some great off-leash dog parks in the area. Unfortunately, we have both had to deal with colds but we are making the best of our time.

We visited Point Roberts, WA- a lovely town and seaside community - spring flowers in bloom

We visited Point Roberts, WA- a lovely town and seaside community – spring flowers in bloom

Point Roberts is in an interesting location

Point Roberts is in an interesting location

The other day a boat sunk at the dock here in the river.  Apparently, the new owner had brought it here just a few days ago.  They have not had success pulling it up yet.

This vessel sunk while at the dock

This vessel sunk while at the dock

Crane sent to haul up boat

Crane sent to haul up boat

That’s about it for now. I wanted to update you and let you know that we are back in Canada. The next post will be after we are back in the water unless something interesting happens in the meantime.  Here is a map of where we re now:

https://www.google.com/maps/d/edit?mid=zhEzTN6BSc3A.kqWlXmcmqQbc

5 thoughts on “Back at it

  1. Hi sweet pea, glad your blog is back! Enjoyed Charley’s blog too:-)
    Looking forward to all your posts, photos and updates. We do miss you but love it that you are all having a great time😘😘

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  2. Great to hear and see you guys are back at it and with a new crew member! Keep blogging away and keep those photos coming. I have missed my escape from the reality of corporate world! I knew those were your toes and not Ralphs!! Charlie looks like he’s happy in his new position! Congrats on the promotion!

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