Monday, 26 October 2015

October 16 - 26, 2015

we enjoyed a great evening with close sailing friends, Paulien and Otto Visser, and Bernie and Sharon Shaw ..

sisters Joyce Gateman and Louse Pepe

Joe , Rollie Gateman and Mike Pepe, brother-in-laws

Carter, doing his math homework

Halloween costume for this year, a Caterpiller

no one likes dill pickles like Carter

Lily McTeer and Carter, enjoying treats

getting all animals arranged just so to watch a Superman Movie

reading time with Sailor Joe

Lily and Lydia, 4 1/2 months old daughter my niece Sara Gateman

Niall 2 1/2 years old , concentrating on his toys

Lydia, all dressed up as a sailor

I wonder what Lydia will be like when we return in 6 months time  ??

Niall is going to be a Chef when he grows up, here he is making us pizza, and cutting the slices just so perfect … what will he be doing in 6 months ..
thanks Sara and Derek for having Lily and I for a visit .. see you next May, 2016

October 2 - 15, 2015 .. renovations, family time

on one of our 3 trips to Kincardine in one week … for dental work .. we come across a whole series of windmills being installed .. the fog was so thick it was hard to see the top of the towers

we must have thousands and thousands of windmills on the Lake Huron shore , and inland

my mom and dad's grave stone .. I miss them so much .. they would of been so excited to see what adventures Joe and I are having  … next spring I'll be cleaning off the moss that is working its way in to the stone work

we made a new log book , last years was Nova Scotia, this years is New Plymouth, Abaco, Bahamas .. we log every move of the boat, with miles, fuel, temp of water and land, wind, sail up , sails down … conditions of the seas ..  too much , maybe but we both love to look back and see what we have endurer .. 

the food supply is growing and the Canadian Dollar is decreasing … I just hope my Toyota can carry it all

preserves as gift for family and for on the boat

finishing up the Bognor home, and the staining of the outdoor trim on the picture windows

Joe doing the high ladder work

Once Upon A Time, there was a fire place here, Joe inlayed a flooring pattern to cover the hole

we understand that some trees have been removed to see the pond better, and the pond has also been reshaped  .. hopefully we can come back next year and see it all .. good job Joe … thanks  Dave and Trish 

we had another visit with the Wolverine , aka Carter

Thanksgiving dinner with some of the family 

part of Joe's family
Patrick Watson, Susan Watson, Pam Warmington, Kim Teeter, Harriet Parker (mom), Joe Watson and Mary Anne Dahmer

Sept 17 - October 1, 2015 …. kids .. family ..

we are so thankful to have Carter in our life .. and he really likes to clean up Joe's shop

Joe is also teaching him some safety features as well

Joe made a holding tank  odour control hook up for our boat .. we will see how it works once installed in November

having some real fun time with Carter Chance Reid

our presentation of the last 10 months on Modaki .. July 2014 to May 2015

we had over 60 members at our presentation
lots of questions and some wondering how we manage on a 30 footer ..  

thanks to Mark Vincent .. he gave us a puff ball .. my family tradition to always eat one this time of the year ..   butter, salt and pepper .. thanks Mark !!!

Sylvia Moss and Francis Cornett .. good friends … we have a Sylvia room in our home .. 
just ask Joe … a 60 plus history here

Joe's mom Harriet Parker

another job for Lily's place .. installing a mail box to the standards of Canada Post 
 no complaints so far

Lily McTeer finally got the propane tanks installed … furnace came 2 weeks later .. she now has heat

Commodore at home at our club in Georgian Yacht Club, Owen Sound

Terry and Kim  ,, Clarity 

the evening finished with live music, the first ever at our club … the Tannahill Band