boating

This corner of the world

May 22nd, 2017|117 Photographs in 2017|

May 22, 2017 - This weekend was awesome. It started Saturday with a run to the insurance agent to “finally” insure the motorcycles, and that was followed by a not-too-short and not-too-long ride to remind myself that this machine is a very, very different animal from the little scooter that runs me around town. It was nice [...]

Sail Past

May 7th, 2017|117 Photographs in 2017|

May 6, 2017 - It’s been an interesting few days. Kirk told me to take a week off of work and I’d assumed we were to be going somewhere since it’s my birthday in a couple of days, except that I didn’t want to go far from home because of Loki and what’s been going [...]

Dock Line (297/365)

October 24th, 2015|Photo a Day - 2015|

October 24, 2015 - Today was work party day down at our Yacht Club. It's a day when members have the opportunity to put hours into maintenance jobs the Club needs done. Those who choose to not participate in work parties to the tune of 16 hours per year, eight hours per six month period, are [...]

Sailpast (122/365)

May 2nd, 2015|Photo a Day - 2015|

May 2, 2015 - After two days of helicopter training, really all I wanted to do was stay in bed this morning. But we couldn't, because today is Sailpast, the official and ceremonial opening of boating season for Burrard Yacht Club. And we were going out on the immediate Past-Commodores vessel so couldn't drag our [...]

Safety First! (108/365)

April 18th, 2015|Photo a Day - 2015|

April 18, 2015 - Today was the safety inspection of our boat down at the Club. Passed without issue, didn't think it would be a problem. The issues we are struggling with on our boat are bigger than a safety inspection looks for. Kirk is now rebuilding our hydraulic steering system, and that will fix [...]

Super Stars! (101/365)

April 11th, 2015|Photo a Day - 2015|

April 11, 2015 - Just some glittery table confetti at tonight's annual gala for our volunteer boating organization.. What a great group we have been associated with for these 16 years we've been volunteering. When I think of all the wonderful people we've met and learned from, it just makes me happy to know that [...]

On the Breakwater (81/365)

March 22nd, 2015|Photo a Day - 2015|

March 22, 2015 - We spent the morning down at Burrard Yacht Club sending another crop of students out on boats to do some on-the-water training exercises in plotting and conning. And we got lucky as the rain started within an hour of the cruise ending. Kirk and I opted to stay ashore....after 16 years [...]

26-52-2014: Full Circle

June 29th, 2014|52 Weeks 2014|

June 29, 2014 - Funny how things come full circle, or almost anyway. When we first brought our boat to Burrard Yacht Club we started out in shed B59. Over the past four years we have moved around a few times while jockeying first for a spot to put a slightly bigger boat that we [...]