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November 2020 - Boat Found, Out of the Field and In to Mexico

 In this month we found a boat to take to Vancouver Island, completed my final field stint for the year near Vanderhoof, and plunged back to Mexico to the surprise of all.

Continuing our plan and building knowledge Dale and I went to look at a friend of a friend's Hunter 295 which had spent a few years on the West coast after being imported from the US.  About as big of a boat that you can legally transport with a pickup truck.  "Wide Load".  Thanks to Thomas for showing us his boat and opening his mind to the idea of doing a boat share with us...Let's see how it goes. 

Hunter 295 and trailer

Building a friendship with Thomas out at a Southern Lake helping him put away his other more trailerable boat, MacGregor 26.

Windy but amazing day

Thomas' Mac in the middle

Off to the Hoof! My last stint of field work for the year Northeast of Vanderhoof, British Columbia for 15 days as a Site Engineer for a major pipeline project.

Northeast from Vancouver

Prince George

A good amount of gear for 
2 Engineers

About 1 hr drive to Vanderhoof and the camp to be my temp home the next 2 weeks.

Masked up anywhere out
of your room

Longest temporary bridge in the world

The set up

Shaddy in the pipe

adjusting to nights

Like night skiing

what's that?

It's Aurther

Hour drive to site, beautiful some days

Some days not, Snowy!!!

And back home

I'm taking my bike and going South! 
Right at the end on the month it was time to get out and just before Alberta locked down the province again. Who knows for how long...

I decided to try bringing a bike from Canada this time in order to have something of more quality and to bring a few other things with me too.  Thanks Thomas for the bike and help packing it.  $60 for the bike, $35 for second bag and oh another cheeky $50 for "Handling".  

Box it and go

Made for fun in Mexico

Too hot!

Covid protocols, nailed it!
Arriving at Playa ADO

Bike built at 10:30pm!

Site of my old bike robbery

Under construction on 5th

Why be ready for Xmas??

Missing beach at Panama Jacks, so 
no Volley Ball here

Other Stuff
Oops...short carrots

Look at that at Big Sky BBQ

Nice one

Brike Innovations

Apple store taking over the side entrance and human rights

October 2020 - Sailing, Saunas and Second Hand

A nice little month, and warm enough to enjoy the great outdoors, sailing and saunaing. As well, I dove deeper into the world of second on Kijiji.

Probably should get on the

A light start

Fall colours

I skippered us as close as we had ever been to the weaselhead bridge.

Job done, take us home skipper

After my trip to BC I began to dream on having a Sail boat on the West coast somewhere near Nanaimo. Perhaps something trailerable in the under 30 feet range from Alberta. Dale and I went out to Ghost Lake Marina to see some deeper keel boats.  A few C&C boats 26,27' and a McGregor 26'. Too be continued...

C&C 27'

Bloody high up!

Determined to make the backyard sauna function properly Kyle and I made some design mods.

Bending some ducting

Reduced down to two tarps

Some clips and magnets

Better grill, more rocks

Hotter, longer
More hungover, whiskey
is not a good beer replacement

Second hand kinda. Softly used and/or Brand new.

Brand new $65, but $20 for me
and still brand new

New $500, Used twice $100 for me

Ultimate Ears Boom 2 
New $180, for me $40


All free, just be nice to your
fav station

Other Stuff


Tasty pickles from the 
Polish Shop

Vegan  Sushi or Vegetable rolled in Rice

Sweet and Sour
and Spicy Korean chicken

OMG, Honda is simple to work on

And finally, I few screen shots from a very trippy 1977 "Wizards" film.