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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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: