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Orion Dressed for Christmas!

09 December 2011
Every year Victoria has a Light Parade where a parade of decorated boats circle the Inner Harbour. We have participated in previous years when living here in Victoria, so I was very excited to join once again!

Our boat is decorated in multi color LED's with an inflatable Santa attached to the mast. He gave us lots of laughs as when there is a slight breeze one of his arms moves back & forth & it looks like he is waving to the crowd! We are pretty happy with how things turned out, although you can never have enough lights! I'm already talking "next year we could......" as I watch Darren's eyes glaze over! He pretends to be such a scrooge, when inside I think he loves Christmas just as much as me (although I have been called a Christmas Junkie!)

Santa was a big hit with the kids of course and as we were leaving the dock to join our place in the parade, a group of young people starting chanting "Go Santa, Go Santa!" It put ear to ear grins on our silly faces!

Friends of ours that joined the parade for the first time this year went all out with their decorating! I would have shown that picture, but sadly it turned out too blurry. They had lights everywhere, a live Xmas tree decorated on the bridge and he wore a Santa suit, & waived the bells! All this while navigating from the bridge! Everyone loves Santa!

The parade ended, the Christmas cheer was pouring and we all stayed up playing until the wee hours of the morning! So much fun, I can't wait to do it again next year!

Orion decorated for Christmas, sitting in our slip, and again rafted up downtown have been designated photos of the week!

I hope you enjoy!
Vessel Name: Orion
Vessel Make/Model: '38 Dencho Choate
Hailing Port: Victoria, B.C.
Crew: Darren & Cindy, & our adventurous dog Missy!
About: Come share in our living aboard adventures while we work to fund our extended cruising kitty!
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Who: Darren & Cindy, & our adventurous dog Missy!
Port: Victoria, B.C.