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Be vewy, vewy caful - the best kept military secret in from Canada struck again Geese from Newfoundland blamed for crash-landing in Hudson - The Globe and Mail - and we've been known to take out a few wascally wabbits too
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Or are we Canada's shorts? Oops! Our Florida is showing.
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We spent a couple months last summer in BC, nice place, nice people (except one grouch in Egmont ). If I had to find something to complain about it would be the total lack of good beer. I didn't even bitch about paying $6:00 for a gallon of diesel, but the beer situation could drive me to violence. It's a wonder they aren't chopping off each other's heads by now. Oregon has plenty of good beer available, maybe that's what's keeping us out of the spot light. Washington had to start supplementing with legal pot and so far it seems to be helping. Most Californians still don't know where British Columbia is. But unless something is done in Canada soon there will most likely be all sorts of mayhem and gnashing of teeth. I certainly won't got back without a sharp hatchet strapped to my side and a few cases of Bridgeport, Full Sail and Black Butte Porter
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If I had to find something to complain about it would be the total lack of good beer.
There are some great craft breweries in BC.

Beer Me BC | Beautiful British Columbia Beer Reviewed
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The last time I went to Canada it snowed (it was February) and I had got a flat tire, while it was snowing.
That led to a blister.
I've never returned.
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I just want to publicly apologize to all my friends in Nova Scotia for my previous post, and this thread in general

We like cruising in Canada better than anyplace else, eh.
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I went to Canada in February and it was cold. I vowed to never return or at least bring a winter coat next time if I did. It was 70 degrees in Maryland, who knew it would get colder if you drove north
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Re: Canada; UNSAFE FOR CRUISERS!!!

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The last time I went to Canada it snowed (it was February) and I had got a flat tire, while it was snowing.
That led to a blister.
I've never returned.
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Re: Canada; UNSAFE FOR CRUISERS!!!

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I just want to publicly apologize to all my friends in Nova Scotia for my previous post, and this thread in general

We like cruising in Canada better than anyplace else, eh.
With unnecessary apologies like that we may be required to make you an honorary Canadian. Sorry.
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Re: Canada; UNSAFE FOR CRUISERS!!!

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IMPORTANT NOTICE TO ALL CRUISERS;
"Five people were killed in a late night knife attack at a house party in Calgary, police in the Canadian city have said." Wow, that could have been on a yacht!
We must now add Canada to the list of "dangerous" places where we shouldn't sail. And it's NOT even in that tropical belt some of you have mentioned!
However, this article has made me ponder, and I think I have finally figured out a safe way to cruise;
I've decided to buy a small piece of land in Iowa or somewhere near a corn field. I'm going to build a 90' fence (I'm sure 80 would do, but just to be safe, 90'), with a moat and draw bridge at the gate, and security cameras galore, to be sure.
Then I'll have a double Olympic size pool built inside the fence and have my 50' sailboat trucked up from Fla. I'll live aboard, sailing from one side of the pool to the other each day, ending up back on my mooring each night. In the evenings, just before we start dinner and well before the sun sets, we'll lock ourselves in with metal bars on the companionway and all the hatches. This should keep us safe, should the fence, security system and armed guards fail to do so.
Oh, thank you, all you sailneters, for alerting us to the dangers out there in the big bad world, for us cruisers.
Might I suggest that you also spread carpet tacks on the deck each night just in case.
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