Coming to the end of our time in Vancouver. The marina on Granville island sets a lasting image. Lots of choice there.
Now if I won the lottery this week the choice would be really difficult. What kind of craft would I go for? Would I make the adventurous choice and rely on sail?
Would I be prepared to blow my winnings on buying fuel for a diesel powered gin palace?
It’s all too difficult. I’ll forget the lottery. The gin will do without the palace.

Cowichan Bay

We drove to Cowichan Bay on Monday. It is a small fishing port with docks and a boatyard. There is a small museum which charts the history of boatbuilding from the native canoes to more modern wooden boats.

The small harbour has some strange looking craft as you can see here.

Morning at the Eagle’s Nest

It’s the morning after the wedding at the Eagle’s Nest on Galiano island in British Columbia. Slowly the lodge is coming to life as we shake off the remains of sleep and start to move.
The move is in the direction of the kettle in my case as the coffee urge takes over. One cup of the magic potion, just one cup and the day can begin. I pop out onto the balcony and greet the day. The view over the water soothes my spirit and I know that God is still in charge!

Early Morning at the Eagle’s Nest

It’s just after seven and I have showered in the silent lodge. I looked out from my balcony window at the pair of eagles perched on a tree overlooking the water. They ignored me as I tried to get a good picture, regretting my decision to leave the telephoto lens in Vancouver.

After a bit of my prowling around they gave me a few squaks of "Move on now, you have had your fun!"
Things are stirring now time to move.

Vancouver Here We Come

I’m off to Vancouver to visit my son Sean and Lisa and their wee boy Fionn Joseph John. We were there in November 2012 just after he was born and we are really looking forward to catching up with him. Facetime is fine but nothing beats getting a hold of a grandson. This will be an eventful visit so expect a chain of posts here.