Photos are the best to describe what we have been up to all summer -
July started with a family reunion/birthday celebration - some milestone birthdays this year. 8 cousins of my generation joined us, pretty good considering there are only 14 of us! Aunt Pat represented the 'older' generation and and our 'kids' got to know each other a little better.
bacci ball - a little competitive game with these boys
gathered around the fire pit with Aunt Pat telling stories of the past
hanging out after dinner - I agree with Marina, it's the best part of the day.
Later in July we headed out on Puffin for a trip to Desolation Sound - the weather forcast for the summer was looking very good!
At anchor in Laura Cove - note the rocky bluff behind Puffin...
The view from my nap in the cockpit!
Those were the typical days we spent while cruising the area. Next are a few highlights!
Remember I asked you to note the rocky bluff - well this was our morning coffee view from the boat! Mr. Bear on the rocky bluff, then wandering on the shore and munching on salal berries.
A little Otter taking a rest after fishing.
The Shark Spit Regatta! Yes, we did it with Puffin! This regatta is on the full moon in August every year - this was our second attempt.....six years ago we were a 'Did Not Finish' .... our new sails made all the difference I am sure.
John setting sails just after the start - we are only a little behind the fleet! of about 30 boats.
Here is Puffin rounding the second mark!
Last leg - almost at the finish line - you only see 4 in the photo but there were actually 5 boats behind us, yay, no last place for us!
After the race, pot luck dinner on the beach - what a crowd.
Dinner served on an overturned dinghy of course.
John's famous sunset pictures! These are taken from Lund harbour marina.