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Valentines Day!
Still Cold! 60F with cold north winds!
02/14/2010, Hopetown Harbour

Everyone in the harbour is complaining about the cool weather, but to be honest, I am quite happy relaxing in my shorts, with barefeet, and a warm fleece on to do our 20km bicycle ride this afternoon after our one hour nap! Sure beats Ottawa in February! Dinner was lobster and champagne.... I cannot complain

I have been reading a book a day for the past week and enjoying the process although I must admit that the quality of the "American Thriller" (thank you bruce) purchased at airports leaves much to be desired!

In any event..... good friends, good food, good music and laughter is all one needs.... we enjoyed a spectacular sunset with a wonderful selection of Conch Blowers helping the sun go down... I did my part!
Tomorrow we plan on another snorkel adventure....

Keep well and enjoy a very special day....


glen

A reenactment of the arrival of first settlers
Not warm!
02/13/2010, Hopetown Harbour

We enjoyed a lovely filming of the original settlers arriving in HopeTown from New York (United Empire Loyalists) in 1785. It seems they support King George III rather than the separatists, and were evicted from their homes/lands...

It's amazing what you can get away with when you win the war!

Acadians and Palestines are probably sympathetic.

glen

A celebration!
WINDY AND COOL!
02/13/2010, Hopetown Harbour

Well, it's been a rather busy couple of weeks!

The weather has been rather cool ( 60F) and the winds have been shifting clockwise every two days thanks to the cold north wind swirling down from Canada.

My sister and husband had a great holiday and enjoyed Louise's cooking and a reasonable amount of sailing..... it could have been warmer if you wanted to sit on a beach and develop one's tan, but the snorkeling on a pristine reef within a national park was really magical.

With our last guests for the season safely back in Canada, Louise and I are relaxing and enjoying the peace and quiet of our wonderful boat.

Old friends from last year are arriving in the harbour, and we're slowing down and enjoying a quieter pace.... long walks in the morning, small relaxed lunch in local restaurants (from where I am writing this), a cyclce in the afternoon, and then a quiet dinner of fish/lobster followed by a game of mexican train....

It really takes me a couple of months to shed the busy pace of North America and relax and smell the roses!

Today Louise and I celebrate our wedding anniversary (one of three) so we'll invite some friends and relax. It's wonderful to have shared my formative years with such a wonderful woman. I'm looking forward to many more!

Our son has returned to NYC to his dream job ( now somewhat richer) and our daughter (Anne- Marie) is spending her reading week visiting NYC for the first time (she arrived yesterday). Such a lucky girl to have a wonderful brother in the BIG APPLE.

With the wind blowing at 40+ knots and our warm cloths fully utilized, we'll wait for some better weather on continue the adventure!

I hope everyone enjoys their Valentine's day celebration tomorrow!

Keep well!

glen

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