Saturday, 25 July 2015

Last night at home departing from Perkins dock

We enjoyed one last beautiful sunset at our land home and have now officially moved onboard and will be floating for the next year.  "Looper" flag installed so our fellow "Loopers" will be able to recognize us and the flag makes for some interesting conversation with all of our fellow boaters along the way. 

Packing the boat was a chore, trying to fit a houseful of necessities in to a an area smaller than our living room.....BUT WE DID IT!!  Steve has been slowly bringing supplies, which I discovered as I was looking for space to store additional bedding and towels.  Every little compartment that I opened....there was a bottle of Clamato juice!  I thought I was brilliant on Friday when I spent the day blanching veggies and vacuum packing for the freezer.  Not a fan of canned veggies and the perfectly portioned packs are brilliant....right?  I also portioned out steak and chicken and vacuum packed for freezing as well...brilliant.....right?   WRONG!  April called me later in the day on Friday and started her conversation as always..."what are you doing?"  I think I even stuck my chest out when I answered her..."I am portioning out our meals and preparing for the freezer on the boat!  I have enough meat and veggies that I won't have to find a grocery store for a month!"  April's response....which deflated my posture to that of Popeye before his spinach....."You are crossing the boarder in 7 - 10 days aren't you?  You can't take meat and veggies across the boarder you know."  Yes I did know but not sure why I never thought of that.  So...if we happen to bump in to you prior to boarder crossing...who ever you are invited for dinner. 

Off to a wedding this afternoon then we'll be leaving the dock when we arrive back at the boat this evening for an evening cruise to Bobcaygeon where we will wait for the locks to open at 9am Sunday.  We will go as far as possible but likely to Gamebridge lock or Lake Simcoe.  Feeling a little like a kid on the first day of summer break.  Looking forward to what is in store for us as we begin the adventure that has only been a dream for many years.  Here we go living our lives "One Bay at a Time".

1 comment:

  1. Wow!!! Susie Homemaker !!! I hope they don't check for food, that's a lot of work !!! If you are worried about it , we could come and have dinner at the border haha !!! I guess you didn't toot your horn at 2am. We were sleeping, but glad you got away with no problems. Remember the times at Deer Bay, we got home with only Booze and guts !!!Talk soon, Love Len and Gail.