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The British Seagull That Wouldn’t Die.

August 20th, 2017 2 comments

  My dear wife Michelle owns the smallest sailboat in Cowichan Bay. I don’t know if this is absolutely true, but at nine and a half feet, her little Davidson fiberglass dingy must be amongst the contenders. She’s named it “Po!”. A short name for a little boat. Every few days or so, you may […]

One Old Fart and a Fat Guy.

July 12th, 2015 1 comment

It’s raining nicely for the first time all summer, my favorite weather. There was a car show this morning in Ladysmith which Pete and I attended. Here is our report: Those of you who have been following the adventures of “Two Old Farts and a Fat Guy” might be a bit surprised to see from […]

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Have I got a deal for you

May 22nd, 2014 No comments

Crabs! Goodness me the prices have sky rocketed in the last few weeks haven’t they? Superstore in Duncan is asking 19.98 a pound for live dungeness crab right now. In Vancouver, recent price spikes have seen figures well over the 22 dollar mark. Some speculate that it will go past 25. It’s not that dungeness […]

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SS Beaver Upright 120 Feet Down

May 15th, 2014 No comments

The SS Beaver (1966) a replica of the first steamship on Canada’s western coast rolled over and sank while moored in Cowichan Bay May 7th 2014 at around 8:30pm. Initially estimated to be in 60 to 80 feet of water some speculated that it was laying on it’s side on the bottom. Today we can […]

Elmera Tedora 100 Years Old Today

May 9th, 2014 1 comment

Tedora (Elmera) is back in the water… She came off the cradle at the Maritime Centre with nary a hitch a few days ago. Not bad for a 100 year old girl. Originally named “Elmera” Built in 1914 at Esquimalt B.C. by Donald Robertson. It is a Carvel Construction cedar on oak. Renamed: “Tedora” The […]

Beaver on the Bottom

May 7th, 2014 3 comments

The replica of the SS Beaver which has been tied up in Cowichan bay since last June,  rolled over and sank Wednesday (May 7th 2014) evening at around 8:30pm. It is currently estimated to be in 60 to 80 feet of water. Nothing much visible above the water, it is speculated that it’s laying on […]

And so to Bacon.

February 5th, 2014 1 comment

It’s cold out. Not a cloud to be seen, the sun is shining with that miserly winter’s light and it’s cold out. Not cold by anyone’s standards but our own mind you, but it IS below zero on the Celsius scale. Water taps are freezing up all over the place on the docks. Not a […]