V-02 Canada

While my blog is not political I will say that being in Canada with good friends was refreshing and in many of our anchorages the lack of internet freed us from the daily grind of political media and tweets. When the customs agent asked our purpose for visiting I thought to myself “political asylum.” We share a very common bond and interests with our Canadian neighbors. Ann and I are thankful for their caring about that relationship and the hospitality and friendship we experienced in Canada.

We meet many wonderful and engaging people on our journey, boaters like ourselves, and often the same boaters at different ports. We share the magic of the water and wind, the same weather and quite frequently a lot of laughter. We were thankful to our friends Brian and Louise for hosting us for three days at their lovely Brentwood cottage on the bay on Vancouver Island. And meeting young Nick, a live aboard 30 year old in Nanaimo. Below Brian rowing ashore after setting a prawn trap…ummmm! On to other islands!

Fair winds

Gary, Ann and Ensign Wilson

Gary with Captain Hook in beautiful Sidney B.C. where the WA state ferry arrived from Anacortes.

Author: S/V Kestrel

Retired maritime executive and cargo surveyor.

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