Life in the boat yard

We are finishing up here in the boat yard, getting ready to go (via car) to the Scepre rendezvous on Vancouver Island and then back home for a short visit for Amy’s graduation.  Things have been moving along slowly here and we have been combining work with fun, as usual.

We’ve completed many tasks, including: replacing the bilge pump, repairing the refrigeration, getting keel bolts tightened, repairing windlass, prepping the bottom for painting, cleaning and waxing the topsides, de-winterizing our systems, and many other things (including a lot of cleaning).  Among the fun things we’ve been up to: visiting several parks with Charlie, taking the ferry to Bowen Island, visiting Steveston Village, and sailing/dining with our friends.  We will be very happy to be back on the water but we haven’t been suffering here!

Fun on the ferry

Fun on the ferry


Evidence I have worked - paint all over me

Evidence I have worked – paint all over me


Our pals, Anne and Henri

Our pals, Anne and Henri


Fun on ArielX (photo credit - Anne Brumwell)

Fun on ArielX (photo credit – Anne Brumwell)


Gorgeous sunset

Gorgeous sunset


Beautiful downtown Vancouver

Beautiful downtown Vancouver


Dogs at the dinner table - OK on the patio of RVYC (photo credit AB)

Dogs at the dinner table – OK on the patio of RVYC (photo credit AB)


Love birds :) (photo credit - AB)

Love birds 🙂 (photo credit – AB)


Fun at the yacht club (photo credit AB)

Fun at the yacht club (photo credit AB)


Ralph at the helm of ArielX (photo credit AB)

Ralph at the helm of ArielX (photo credit AB)


Charlie is pretty comfortable aboard (photo credit AB)

Charlie is pretty comfortable aboard (photo credit AB)


Rainbows but no rain ok, maybe a few sprinkles)

Rainbows but no rain ok, maybe a few sprinkles)


Beautiful evening sail (photo credit - Anne Brumwell)

Beautiful evening sail (photo credit – Anne Brumwell)

5 thoughts on “Life in the boat yard

  1. Great Pictures Tricia. Would love to get over that way by boat sometime. Looks like the 3 of you are staying busy and having fun.

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  2. I’d take life in the boat yard over the fast lane any day… thanks for the much needed mental escape. Those pictures did the trick. Keep sending… they are fabulous and so are you 3!

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  3. Wow! i can’t believe you’re on to the next chapter of the journey! We didn’t get to do many projects while you were back!?! Where did the time go? Enjoy and be safe! When are you leaving Vancouver? I’d still like you to meet our friends who live there.

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