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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 - Fiji: Savusavu, Makogai and Levuka
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Arriving in Fiji.
The entrance into the harbour.
We hiked up behind the town and could see Gromit in the bay.
Savusavu Bay.
Gromit can just be seen almost tucked in behind the trees - centre right with a little splotch of blue visible.
When we walked around the hot spring, if we got too close, the heat was almost unbearable.
The water is much too hot to touch. We were told that the people here come to cook their food on these hot springs.
A loose tooth!
Waiting for the bus to leave to take us to Labasa. We went with the crew of s/v Rhythm. Here we can see Olivia beside Zoe, Peggy and Joey. They took the bus back at the end of the day and we stayed a couple of days.
A view of Savusavu Bay on our way to the town of Labasa on the north side of the island.
The bus trip took just short of 3 hours. It was about 90 kilometres. There were lots of steep hills! Going up some of the hills, we could have walked faster than the bus, but the maniac bus driver tried to make up for time on the way down the hills and blasted along at top speed!
Joey and David from s/v Rhythm.
The bus stopped at a small town in the mountains on the way from Savusavu to Labasa. We thought we might NOT do our provisioning here!!!!
 
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Sailinggromit

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