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New Year's Eve - the snow continues..

We joined our yacht club's annual New Year's eve get together at nearby Bowen Island last night - a nice 10 mile trip from our slip.

As we left yesterday in a window between gale warnings, we encountered this view, complete with absolute calm:



And we had a pleasant chug over in near sunshine. The next morning, after ushering in the New Year in a slight cool drizzling rain, we woke up to this:





This really has been (for us) a winter to remember and its only a week or so old!!

Happy New Year!

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You call that winter?

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Why is Faster whining about a few measly inches of snow... WAH, WAH, WAH...

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That ain't winter. You're still sailing, aintcha?
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That is the MAIN point, it IS winter, AND we can STILL sail! Out here on the left coast, like brains, we are in our RIGHT mind!

OK, back to your regularly scheduled program!

Marty

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Faster, did you not have some similar pics from last yr? New years something in between gales!

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Typed above, looked outside, and a cloud with a dusting came thru! Yesterday no snow 100 miles south of Faster, today, snow in the forecast. Not sure if I should be happy or sad!......As long as I can get to snoqualmie tomorrow to ski, life is good!

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Why is Faster whining about a few measly inches of snow... WAH, WAH, WAH...
Yeah, yeah, I know.... but you need to understand our perspective here.. on the rare occasions that we get serious snow, it's usually washed away in a day or two.. we now have over a foot or so on the ground, have been below freezing for pretty much a couple of weeks.. it's just not the way its supposed to be!!!

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Faster! Knock it off. They are all going to want to move here!

Change the subject...

Boy, it sure rains a lot, and it's cloudy here

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Yeah, yeah, I know.... but you need to understand our perspective here.. on the rare occasions that we get serious snow, it's usually washed away in a day or two.. we now have over a foot or so on the ground, have been below freezing for pretty much a couple of weeks.. it's just not the way its supposed to be!!!
Well, on the other hand, if this was all we had to deal with for a couple months, then on to decent sailing weather, I'd take it any year of my lifetime.
We usually get balmy moderate temps here and more rain than I care for and this much cold & snow only happens once every 50 years or so, guess we have to tolerate it once in our lives. But Faster is right if you understood our perspective you'd understand our disdain, this is Lotus Land at this latitude and we are not accustomed to such winters. We still enjoy one of the premiere sailing destinations in the world.
Oh, and where else can you ski in the morning then go sailing the afternoon of the same day in fair weather?
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