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Forum: Cruising and Events - West Coast Today, 04:31 PM
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Posted By MurrayM
Went for a morning hike by a creek today. Still...

Went for a morning hike by a creek today. Still no pussy willows. Walked up a dry flood channel that had big blocks of 2' thick ice all piled up from the last flood, and there was 2' of snow on the...
Forum: Cruising and Events - West Coast Today, 11:10 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 396
Posted By MurrayM
I know they are late because my wife doesn't like...

I know they are late because my wife doesn't like how long winters drag along here (her viewpoint, not mine!) so I go find a bunch for Valentine's Day. Some years they're out a couple weeks earlier...
Forum: Cruising and Events - West Coast Today, 01:33 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 396
Posted By MurrayM
Situation pretty much normal on BC's north coast,...

Situation pretty much normal on BC's north coast, except that the pussy willows are 4 weeks late showing up this year despite hardly any snow being on the valley floor.

Were they late down south?
Forum: General Discussion 02-27-2021, 07:43 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 1,636
Posted By MurrayM
If it motivates even a small percentage of the...

If it motivates even a small percentage of the anti-vaccination crowd to get it done, it will be worth the bureaucratic headaches.
Forum: General Discussion 02-27-2021, 06:31 PM
Replies: 300
Views: 4,847
Posted By MurrayM
We have five colour variations to black bears...

We have five colour variations to black bears here; black, brown, cinnamon, white (spirit bear) and a bit north of us there is a blue (glacier bear) so grizzlies are grizzlies to avoid confusion more...
Forum: General Discussion 02-27-2021, 10:01 AM
Replies: 300
Views: 4,847
Posted By MurrayM
Yeah, I've been trying to tease that out of him...

Yeah, I've been trying to tease that out of him as well. The silence is telling.

Back in my rock climbing days there was a guy who would only show up in the spring, to a top roping site, with a...
Forum: General Discussion 02-27-2021, 12:13 AM
Replies: 300
Views: 4,847
Posted By MurrayM
Right. I think if you really wanted help,...

Right.

I think if you really wanted help, you'd let us know where you are on the learning/experience curve.

Lots of people here, even if they haven't done the Northwest Passage, do have...
Forum: General Discussion 02-26-2021, 09:54 PM
Replies: 300
Views: 4,847
Posted By MurrayM
Still wondering about what boat you have now or...

Still wondering about what boat you have now or what experience you have that makes this trip possible? Might go a ways to establishing street cred amongst some of us heathens.
Forum: General Discussion 02-26-2021, 08:47 PM
Replies: 300
Views: 4,847
Posted By MurrayM
That should give you enough time to finish up...

That should give you enough time to finish up your research instead of spinning your wheels in an online forum. Self-reliance would be critical on such a trip.
Forum: General Discussion 02-26-2021, 08:30 PM
Replies: 300
Views: 4,847
Posted By MurrayM
Not necessarily...you or another boat/captain may...

Not necessarily...you or another boat/captain may be seen as a liability and not be welcome.

When will you be purchasing your boat?

What boat do you have now?
Forum: General Discussion 02-26-2021, 07:24 PM
Replies: 300
Views: 4,847
Posted By MurrayM
Well, my objective wouldn't be to skidaddle...

Well, my objective wouldn't be to skidaddle through quickly, it would be to explore the landscape, waterways, and settlements so would be taking a meandering path.

I'd follow larger icebreaking...
Forum: General Discussion 02-26-2021, 07:05 PM
Replies: 300
Views: 4,847
Posted By MurrayM
Oh, so you don't even have the boat yet. Got a...

Oh, so you don't even have the boat yet. Got a timeline?



Could be waiting for a while, don't you think? Pretty sure there isn't a traffic congestion problem up there.
Forum: General Discussion 02-26-2021, 06:44 PM
Replies: 300
Views: 4,847
Posted By MurrayM
You seem to know what the short transit times...

You seem to know what the short transit times are, but do you know the average time?

Another question might be; did those short transit times have anything to do with lucking out and snuggling up...
Forum: General Discussion 02-26-2021, 04:35 PM
Replies: 300
Views: 4,847
Posted By MurrayM
I get a chuckle over maps with a bloated United...

I get a chuckle over maps with a bloated United States.

If you take the distance from Canada's northern tip to the US border, then take that same distance south you'd end up in the Amazon basin:...
Forum: General Discussion 02-26-2021, 01:58 PM
Replies: 300
Views: 4,847
Posted By MurrayM
Also...it’s ‘Northwest Passage’

Also...it’s ‘Northwest Passage’
Forum: General Discussion 02-26-2021, 01:53 PM
Replies: 300
Views: 4,847
Posted By MurrayM
I hope you aren't in real life how you're coming...

I hope you aren't in real life how you're coming across online.

Adventurers who plan to dominate and or subdue the environment they plan to transit while belittling or disregarding those who have...
Forum: General Discussion 02-26-2021, 11:52 AM
Replies: 300
Views: 4,847
Posted By MurrayM
Thank you to Portage Bay, psneeld and RT for...

Thank you to Portage Bay, psneeld and RT for those gentle suggestions regarding sovereignty...calling the Northwest Passage international waters is akin to calling the ICW the same.

Also, you may...
Forum: Covid-19 02-25-2021, 08:51 PM
Replies: 327
Views: 6,472
Posted By MurrayM
Still early...not even published/peer reviewed...

Still early...not even published/peer reviewed yet.
Forum: Covid-19 02-25-2021, 08:13 PM
Replies: 327
Views: 6,472
Posted By MurrayM
...and another one in New York city: ...

...and another one in New York city:

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-variants-new-york-idUSKBN2AP04L
Forum: Covid-19 02-25-2021, 08:02 PM
Replies: 327
Views: 6,472
Posted By MurrayM
Eyes wide open, head on a swivel...new variant...

Eyes wide open, head on a swivel...new variant emerging out of California that's worth keeping an eye on:

https://globalnews.ca/news/7659473/california-variant-covid-19-strain-study/
Forum: Covid-19 02-25-2021, 08:01 PM
Replies: 327
Views: 6,472
Posted By MurrayM
Welcome aboard :thumb:

Welcome aboard :thumb:
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 02-23-2021, 01:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 241
Posted By MurrayM
Thanks, and yes, will definitely be reading up...

Thanks, and yes, will definitely be reading up and getting my A game ready for this process before starting!
Forum: Covid-19 02-23-2021, 01:37 AM
Replies: 327
Views: 6,472
Posted By MurrayM
Neanderthal's? I figured your relatives must be...

Neanderthal's? I figured your relatives must be Cro Magnon's, because they apparently had bigger brains than us modern Humans.
Forum: General Discussion 02-23-2021, 01:30 AM
Replies: 9,970
Views: 1,235,430
Posted By MurrayM
Impressive sculptures :thumb: Are they your own...

Impressive sculptures :thumb: Are they your own designs?
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 02-23-2021, 01:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 241
Posted By MurrayM
Yeah, I've never done it before so probably not a...

Yeah, I've never done it before so probably not a good idea to mix it up. It'll be stressful enough without overcomplicating things :eek:
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