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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: sailinggromit@gmail.com
Gromit's Photos - Enjoying Huahine
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Katy, with Maikai in front and Kailea between Liam and Maia, came to get the kids for water skiing. Not only were they excited about going water skiing, but to ride on a jet ski, too!
The kids all go to the same school. Kailea speaks English, which was a wonderful thing for Maia in the beginning when French was so overwhelming.
Excitement ran high this day, when both Maia and Liam were able to ski for long periods of time without falling.
Here we are having lunch at the home of a family we met early on in our stay. Claire is a teacher at the College (middle school) that their two daughters attend, as well as Zoe.
Their son goes to the same school as Maia and Liam.
It was a delightful day and a really delicious lunch.
Their home is situated on the side of a hill with an incredible view, which I can
Claire and family came to visit us aboard Gromit one Sunday and had a swinging time!
We went back to
We were invited to share their lunch of fresh fish cooked on an open fire, coconut bread, baked in a pit oven in the sand and breadfruit with coconut milk -- all prepared for them by their friend, Sikki, the caretaker of the beach.
 
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Sailinggromit

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