Saturday, September 22, 2012

Sidney! Yes!! - 9/18/2012

From time to time this Summer we have realized we have had so much fun going to other places, that we have not gone back to Sidney on Vancouver Island -- one of our favorites last year.

And what better time to do so as we leave Salt Spring Island.  Just point south.

The cruise is rather uneventful, just peaceful, except for seeing a fishing boat, and the crab pot being hauled in.  They have plenty of seagulls waiting for a treat.

As we cruise, the water is calm,

.... flat, even.

Soon we see Sidney.  Ah, yes!

We walk to the marina office to pay for moorage, and memories of last year's beautiful hanging baskets on every light pole fade, as we see a pile of spent blossoms near the doorway waiting for disposal.

However, on the columns by the entrance, I see healthy fresh flowers.  Confused, I ask the attendant what is happening.  She tells me they must get the baskets from the docks in before the rains come, or they would be too heavy.  The flowers are dying because they have turned off the irrigation systems.

Rain?  Fall and Winter coming?  We should check the calendar -- I bet the fireweed has bloomed in Alaska.

Find Willie's Tug ....

No, we have not grown a flybridge.  Simple juxtapositon and photographer error.

It is a nice Summer day, and we spend a relaxed afternoon reading.  It is good to be here, and we will explore later.

Willie of Willie's Tug,
   and of Walldog, Willie and Jake
   Tuesday, September 18, 2012

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