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To Alaska and Back I: Getting underway

It was wonderful to be back in the “land of the big trees;” each evening, after our chores, we walked around the docks or wandered the neighbourhood. One night we watched a family of river otters bed down in a pile of dead leaves; another evening we tracked damp racoon prints across sweet smelling cedar boards. The boat houses of Canoe Cove fascinated us–such fancy “boat garages” would be impossible to maintain in Nova Scotia, where each winter, snow and ice would wreak havoc on them. We also liked to peer at the starfish, fans and sea anemones that attached themselves to the pilings; we lived by and on the Atlantic, but everything here was different, brighter, bigger, multiplied. Continue reading

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Quoddy gets refit

A blue water cruising vessel is like a house that you shake up and down and immerse in salt water.  Things break and wear out under such stresses.  A sailing vessel built in 1976, and sailed hard part of the … Continue reading

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