Thursday, May 11, 2006

visitors

My parents have come down from Kaslo, BC for a long overdue visit and inspection of our progress. They arrived Tuesday evening.

Greig had to work on towing a boat house for his employer Ken, from Ladner up to Ken's marina in New Westminster. They used one of Accent's yachts, the Malacite to do the towing. (The Malacite is an converted Canadian Navy crash boat). Greig though it would be nice to take Mum and Dad out on a river tour. So they picked us up on the Bowie at about 9:30am and we spent the day on the river.

What a treat. Neither Greig and I have been down the main arm of the Fraser by boat. We all got to see perspectives from the river we'd never seen and a beautiful day to do it. Lots of bald and golden eagles, seals, beavers, geese, swans and other shore birds. Watched a pair of Canada Geese twice defending their babies from a maurading Golden eagle.

Although I didn't count them all, there must be at least 100 floathomes here of all shapes and sizes. Mum and Dad even commented on selling their home and property back in Kaslo to get into one of these because it is so lovely. That and the idea of me living on these seems to be a bit more comforting to them because I wouldn't have to work so damn hard!!

We towed the boathouse up into the Annacis Channel. In order to make it under some of the bridges here, Greig had to scramble up to take off the mast of the Malacite. Mum was quite tickled with swing bridges and by the time we delivered the boathouse and journeyed back to the Malacite's slip it was 8pm.

I forgot to take sunscreen and burnt my cheeks. Dummy.

2 comments:

LaurieD said...
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LaurieD said...

I almost wish you had audio tape of your folks' comments. I bet they were hilarious! And how nice that could come down and see where you live. Were they thrilled?

Nice pix too!