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Old 12-31-2010, 09:29 PM   #1
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It's COLD, but ...

... the early mornings are sure pretty on a clear day.

View from the deck this morning- south across the Strait of Georgia to Northumberland Channel and Nanaimo.



- SSE to Merry Island across Halfmoon Bay.



-SE beyond Merry Island, picking up Saltspring Island, behind Valdes Island and Galiano Island in the Gulf Islands.



Happy New Year, everyone.* Hope you have a great boating year in 2011.

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Old 12-31-2010, 10:31 PM   #2
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RE: It's COLD, but ...

Great pictures, looks like a good day for some winter cruising.
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RE: It's COLD, but ...

Ditto here on the photos. What a great place to cruise....maybe the best there is?
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Old 01-01-2011, 11:19 AM   #4
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RE: It's COLD, but ...

"What a great place to cruise....maybe the best there is?"

You got my vote, Sea Horse!* I think maybe I'll wander up north again this summer, and see if I can find Eric at home.

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Old 01-01-2011, 12:11 PM   #5
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RE: It's COLD, but ...

Hey there Old Salt - great vista for starting the day with your morning coffee!

Did you used to have Ken Baillie as a neighbour?
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RE: It's COLD, but ...

... AND the days are short.
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Old 01-01-2011, 01:19 PM   #7
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RE: It's COLD, but ...

http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pi...6&id=561323234

Now this is COLD,
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Old 01-01-2011, 06:36 PM   #8
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RE: It's COLD, but ...

Old Salt: *I had to take a couple of deep breaths when seeing those photos. *Can't wait to do some cruising up there.
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Old 01-01-2011, 06:40 PM   #9
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It's COLD, but ...

Old Salt,
I AM going to be cruising too but I hope we meet. If I'm not here see Daina at City Hall.
You know where that is and she will tell you roughly where we've gone. Then give a bark on the VHF every 100 miles or so.
Mark,
The days are short yes but they are getting longer now but only very slowly.

I have lots of pictures, mostly of Alaska that all of you are welcome to view.
http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?...00000197206241
Someone let me know if you achieve easy access. I may need to make an adjustment to my facebook program.
Sorry guys. It looks like you've got to join FB to gain access to my pictures!

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Old 01-01-2011, 06:47 PM   #10
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RE: It's COLD, but ...

I can't believe you guys can actually cruise in the NW this time of year. In the Northeast we have lots of snow, wind, and low temps.* Add rough seas and ice jammed harbors, shut down marinas, you get the picture.* You folks in the NW are lucky and it looks beautiful too.

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Old 01-01-2011, 07:34 PM   #11
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It's COLD, but ...

December in New Jersey

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Old 01-01-2011, 09:46 PM   #12
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Icebergs in summer

Yes, ... Alaska!* Isn't it a wonder!



(Endicott Arm, late summer, 2010)


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Old 01-02-2011, 03:28 PM   #13
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It's COLD, but ...

John P,
I see the ice in your harbor. We don't go anywhere when there's that much ice. We were frozen solid in 3" of solid ice 3 or 4 yrs ago but it's been mild since. No I didn't walk on it.

Mark,
Did you check out Ford's Terror? Beautiful spot.

Sorry my Face Book live link a few posts ago won't take you to my pictures on my FB page. They say you need to join. It's free and there's no downside to it but some don't like the idea.

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Old 01-02-2011, 10:51 PM   #14
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RE: It's COLD, but ...

... the early evenings can be nice on a clear day as well.

Sunset on New Year's Day 2011 from the deck in Halfmoon Bay on the north shore of the Strait of Georgia.* The view is directly south, and about 20-22 nm to Nanaimo and Vancouver Island.




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Old 01-03-2011, 12:25 PM   #15
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Old Salt,
Great picture OS. We really like Nanaimo. Like a certain restaurant so much we go there every time. Don't remember it's name. Here we are in Nanaimo.
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Old 01-03-2011, 03:21 PM   #16
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Did you check out Ford's Terror? Beautiful spot.


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That spot tickled my curiosity as we passed by four times (twice each on two separate voyages).* Unfortunately, the 900+ foot-long ships I was on*were presumably*too big and had schedules to keep.

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Old 01-03-2011, 03:29 PM   #17
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It's COLD, but ...

There is a good chance this boat, pictured in Endicott Arm, visited Ford's Terror.* With a moniker like that, who wouldn't be curious?

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Old 01-03-2011, 03:32 PM   #18
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It's COLD, but ...

You guys are killing me.* Maybe this will warm you up.

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RE: It's COLD, but ...

We saw someone heading south (to FL I hope) this past week. It was blowing really hard from the North so he gave up on the anchorage here at Barnegat Light NJ and ended up spending the night anchored in the middle of Barnegat Inlet where the only protection offered is from a north wind. I woke up and saw him in the morning - he was in clear water and the outgoing tide was dragging two solid flows of ice around him. Luckily he was in the clear water in the middle. As JohnP said, not a time to be boating in NJ!

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RE: It's COLD, but ...

Just in case you guys think we have life easy here in the NW here's a couple of pictures taken this morning in Brentwood Bay (near Victoria BC).* There is about an inch of ice well out into the bay, A layer of freshwater frozen on top of salt I believe.**The commute's*proving*a bit challenging for those living aboard their boats on mooring buoys.
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