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A trans-continental summer... (pic heavy)

We didn't spend as much time this year on the water as usual... we had a couple of trips interrupt our normal 6-8 week cruise plans..

But we started out in late June with a one week cruise with my near 80 year old mother on board.. she's a trooper and enjoyed the trip despite a fair amount of rain and heavy wind.

Heading out under the Burrard Bridge:



Nanaimo's Newcastle Island was the first stop:



A spinnaker run up the edges of the "WG" weapons practice area which was active took us to Jedidiah Island Marine Park.

The old homestead (shame it continues to be vandalized)


Nature's flowerpot (you can see the old springboard notches in the stump)



We ended up at Smuggler Cove for our club's annual July 1st raftup.



Mom enjoying the view with suddenly clear skies after torrential rain



We rushed home to catch flights to Nova Scotia for a two week trip with a rental car.. Gorgeous scenery, endless beaches, lots of history. We rented a car and toured from the Lunenberg area to and around Cape Breton, and back down the North shore, roughly did 2500km all told. Not sure we could handle their winters, though....

Chester, NS. The YC here hosts a well attended annual regatta



The quaint Lunenberg YC



Early morning stroll on one of the many endless beaches



Baddeck, on the Bras'D'or Lakes of Cape Breton.. the only place we really saw much boating activity despite stellar weather almost everywhere.



Back home we headed out to catch the music festivals at Comox BC for the August long weekend.. we met up with friends along the way before and after for our typical raftups in several of BC's best little hidey-holes.



Filberg Festival main stage.. Spirit of the West performing here.



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For this next raftup we were graciously allowed to gather in Roscoe Bay by the mayor of the bay, Ray (aka SNer erps).. though it should be noted we were put as far away as possible from his office near the lake trail...



Copeland Islands Park & sunset





This is how you know our guest Maggie was quite relaxed as we spinnaker reached to Silva bay through the now-inactive WG weapons area.



Final stop was a friend's cabin on Keats Island where we borrowed a mooring for a pleasant lunch.



Another road trip followed, this time to the interior of BC, Kootenay Lake, another delightful trip also cut into our usual sailing time. However the diversity of the summer was enjoyable in itself...
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Re: A trans-continental summer... (pic heavy)

Exellent shots Faster !

Looks to have been a great time glad to see even 80 yo Mom up to the challange, that should settle down a few of the "it,s to dangerest types lol"

Thank you big time for the picts and it aint even winter yet

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TY for sharing...nice pics
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Re: A trans-continental summer... (pic heavy)

Great photos, Faster. I'm another who thinks that the Pacific NW is spectacular, geographically, culturally, gastronomically... Just a few more years of practice in warm water and I'll be back there on the frontier under my own sails. Thanks for the encouragement!
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