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by lcrass on 17-Jun-2014 ( 48.741658, -123.617875 )
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by lcrass on 17-Jun-2014 ( 48.741658, -123.617875 )
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During our morning walk while Sandy was "reading the paper", we came across one of these Canadian Wild Wet Weasels! Or River Otters as we call them in the US! Sandy got her hackles up staring it down and was ready to protect us from this life threating creature!

by lcrass on 16-Jun-2014 ( 48.741658, -123.617875 )
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As you may recall, Marcia out fished me last year. Well, I have finally whooped her butt in the "Catching the Biggest Pastry" contest ! I snagged and reeled in this monster sized donut that almost breaks the world record! And funny thing about it - in Canada they call this a "Texas Donut"! Victory at last ! (Please pay no attention to my enlarged belly!)

by lcrass on 15-Jun-2014 ( 48.653411, -123.394781 )
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In this display, we see hundreds of salmon being fed. For some reason they were pissed at me for bringing my fishing pole into the exhibit! What's up with that?

by lcrass on 15-Jun-2014 ( 48.653411, -123.394781 )
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On Fathers day we visited the Sidney Aquarium of the Salish Sea. They just put a new ocotpus on display that gave us a great show.

by lcrass on 14-Jun-2014 ( 48.653411, -123.394781 )

Marcia and Sandy are honoring the heroic deep sea divers of Canada. Sandy says he was running low on "salt water", and Marcia tells me that the wooden statue had a smudge on it's butt...

by lcrass on 12-Jun-2014 ( 48.653411, -123.394781 )
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After departing Anacortes Washington, we cruised right into Canada. After crossing the border, we stopped at Bedwell Harbor on Pender Island to clear customs, then headed over to the nice town of Sidney which is on Vancouver Island. And what a pleasant surprise to find the town hosting a street fair and farmers market! And continuing the embarrassing theme from last year... we each over indulged on fudge, pies, pastries, and hot dogs! We'll never do that again! (Ha!)

by lcrass on 12-Jun-2014 ( 48.653411, -123.394781 )
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At the street fair here in Sidney BC, we came accross some newly invented breakfast cereal... wow is it ever good!

by lcrass on 12-Jun-2014 ( 48.554244, -122.852558 )

We have finally cast off those heavy dock lines and shoved off. We departed Anacortes at 0730 and decided to head directly into Canada. We dont have any firm schedule but are likely to be "boatin it" for 3 to 4 months. Here we are cruising through the San Juan Islands in Washington, and as you can see in the photo, the seas were freakin narley! Huge swells that were about 2 to 3 inches high!

by lcrass on 09-Jun-2014 ( 48.498333, -122.600833 )

After a week and a half of working to get the boat ready and filled with food, beer, and fun, we were lifted gently and placed back in the water after 8 months sitting on blocks in the storage yard. And what a surprise... it didnt sink!