Tuesday, November 24, 2015

The Adventure Begins!

On Friday November 20th we boarded a plane to Montreal. For the next three weeks we will be touring Montreal, Quebec City (and area), Ottawa and Toronto before returning to our boat.
It's three and a half days into our visit to Montreal and the city is amazing. And there is still so much to do and see. The temperatures are hovering right around freezing with a dusting of snow this morning. It's cold but still a very walkable city. While I'm sure things get rather messy in a few weeks when the first serious snow storm blows in, for now, the forecast looks mostly clear.
Our funky-modern AirBnB is just off of St. Catherine St (Rue Ste Catherine). Much to our great, but pleasant, surprise, we woke the first morning to banging and drumming, horns and whistles. It turns out that the annual Santa Claus parade was just getting underway and not 1/2 a block from us! So many vibrant people out to see the performers.

Saturday, November 7, 2015


It's been quite a while since we posted anything here. A little over 4 years in fact. Lots has happened and lots more is happening. It's time we gave this old blog a reboot.

In short, in 2011 we wrapped up our trip, had an epic drive home, went back to work/school and had several adventures that are recorded elsewhere (or not). We made an attempt at returning to cruising last year but got bogged down with many, many boat repairs. Some were repairs we were putting off in 2011, some were new discoveries. Boat ownership is an adventure and not for the faint of heart (or short of cash).

That behind us, we did fit in some time to explore some of Florida and make some new cruising friends. We did eventually get the Singing Frog back to the Bahamas where she is now waiting for us to return from our summer/fall in Vancouver (and hoping this hurricane season ends without any more excitement).

Keep watching this space and/or our facebook page as we get the 2015/16 season underway!

If it's been a while and you want to re-experience some of the more interesting images from our first trip, or you are new here and want to see some of what we were up to, we invite you to head on over to our new Photo Album page. We'll be adding more as we get this season underway (13 days and counting)!