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Winter Wonderland in Canada

26 March 2016
Yes, it's winter in Canada and we are in the thick of it.

There has been a hint of spring, but mother nature can be fickle at this time of year. Two weeks ago we had temperatures in the mid teens (mid 70s for you Fahrenheit folks), then a huge snow storm that gave the kids two days off of school and now heavy freezing rain that coated everything to the point of tree branches bending to the ground and snapping like toothpicks.

Where are the palm trees and beaches?

This is the house we are currently living in. We'll be here until our house is rebuilt....we don't know when. We'd hoped to start rebuilding in spring....which is now....but progress is slow, because the process is slow.
We can't complain because this house is spacious and comfortable, though quite dark. We've talked about lightening it up with some brighter paint. Just haven't gotten there yet. Still too much to do regarding the fire.

Winter in Canada

26 March 2016
Maia, Liam, Zoe, Jaya

Loving the snow.
Building snow buddies.
Make snow angels.

But.....also looking forward to spring!!!

Snow Buddies

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Winter Wonderland

26 March 2016
Patterns in nature.

Winter Wonderland

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Freezing rain.

Winter Wonderland

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Geometry
Vessel Name: Gromit
Vessel Make/Model: Olympic Adventure
Hailing Port: Toronto
Crew: Michael, Cornelia, Zoe, Maia, Liam. Photo: At Tilloo Bank, Elbow Cay, Bahamas (photo by Frank Taylor)
About: Michael: The technical/mechanical/all about the boat and systems guy. Cornelia: The lists/house and land details gal. Zoe, Maia and Liam: Gromit's Skippers in Training!
Extra: Departure date: Summer 2008 email us at: [email protected]
Gromit's Photos - Volcano/Galapaguera/Puerto Chino
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Scenery en route to the volcano. The vegetation became very lush the higher into the hills we traveled.
Moist, warm air gets pushed up the high hills on the south side of the island causing rain. Not much of this rain reaches the north side of the island causing it to be semi arid.
El Progreso, is the oldest surviving settlement in the Galapagos Islands, established in 1869. Today the town is a sleepy farming community.
Remains of the very first house on the island.
Climbing to the top of the volcano.
View from the top of the volcano to the north-west.
The lake.
Frigate birds.
Frigate birds, also called scissor tails because of the their thin tail feathers which open and close like scissors.
Frigates dipping into the fresh water in the crater to clean their throats of accumulated salt from fishing in the ocean.
Strong and beautiful wild horses roam the volcanic hills.
View to the south.
View to the north.
La Galapaguera
Giant tortoise breeding centre.
 
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Sailinggromit

Who: Michael, Cornelia, Zoe, Maia, Liam. Photo: At Tilloo Bank, Elbow Cay, Bahamas (photo by Frank Taylor)
Port: Toronto