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Back to Hopetown
very windy, 78F
12/02/2011, Hopetown on Elbow Cay, Bahamas

We've been back in the Bahamas for two weeks now, and finally starting to relax a bit. It's been two weeks of constant work, repairing toilets, engines, dinghy, shower, anchors, lines, generator, bicycles, pumps, the list goes on and on....
Having the boat sitting on dry land in 45C temperatures is really tough on plastics, rubber, electrical wiring, pumps, etc. with the result that weeks of preparation work are required before everything gets sorted out properly.

But we sailed from Marsh Harbour this morning to Hopetown in 25 knots of wind from the NE.... a bumpy ride, during which we discovered some more needed repairs.... so it goes!

We'll relax here in Hopetown for at least a week while friends from New Mexico (Santa Fe) visit for a week to experience the sailing way of life....

Fair winds and clean diesel to all!

glen

Back to the South!
-4C with lots of sunshine
11/08/2011, Ottawa, Canada

The summer has screamed by with lots of projects at the farm and cottage to keep me too busy.
Our trip to the west coast of Canada in May was wonderful...makes me want to move there just for the fresh seafood.
The summer was an opportunity to start the long process of "getting rid of stuff" and several automobiles were sold (to Norway and England), sailboat and kayaks sold, tractor sold, motorboat sold, furniture sold... the list goes on, and still the garage is packed with stuff!
An excellent cider season was realized with 200 litres produced. The spring will reveal the finished results...but we're getting better...
We leave in a week for Nassau where we'll spend some time before flying to GTC and launching the boat. We've assembled a mountain of equipment to haul down there... more than 100 lbs of spare parts and new toys... so it goes..
We're looking forward to getting back into the water... still not wearing any socks!

11/23/2011 | Rick
Looking forward to your updates for the season Glen. Hope you have a great winter in Paridise !
Briefly Back Home
Snowing and -6C
04/06/2011, Ottawa

We spent a lovely week catching lobsters north of Treasure Cay, and another 4 days in Black Sound enjoying the company of friends and getting the boat put to bed for the long, hot summer.
Water taxi to the mainland, taxi to the airport.... boom! home at 1am in heavy rain.
A mountain of mail, phone messages, plants, pets, taxes, tenants... the normal chaos!
We leave tomorrow at 6am for Vancouver Island for three weeks.... I need a holiday!
Last post for this sailing season.... come visit us at the lake this summer!

glen
ps. Hope the snow stops soon! still lots of dirty snow around and the canal is still frozen..... a bit of a change!

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