Tryin' to Blog

By: ycd0108, 4:43 PM GMT on July 25, 2016

Was attending this venue for the past few days:
http://www.islandsfolkfestival.ca/the-venue/provi dence-farm/Link
There were probably a couple of WiFi hotspots I suppose but I took no implements and did not miss 'em too much.
The high point for me at this festival is the large fresh hot radishes and the oyster burgers.
The music was pretty good too!
Now on hold to ferry six people, two dogs and a couple of kayaks to the smaller island cabin ...

Wind,Time,R2AK and Tide

By: ycd0108, 4:41 PM GMT on June 14, 2016

Don't need a new blog 'cause time and tide are what matters today - well - that and wind.
We went down to Victoria Harbour to check out the boats yesterday, stayed overnight to watch the race start at noon today:
Link
At this point the faster boats are approaching decision on whether to go out into the bigger Salish Sea or ride the tide up inside the Gulf Islands.
Winds are averaging less than 10 Knots and mostly "on the nose".
Two of the bo...

Updated: 2:44 PM GMT on July 16, 2016

Blew about 50 years of "Safe driver" this morning

By: ycd0108, 1:51 AM GMT on June 10, 2016

Waiting to turn left out of a mall complex onto the through road I had a truck coming in from the right/north and signalling his/her right turn.
One car coming in fast from the south/left was in the turn lane signalling a left turn.
I thought I could safely get through and gave a bit more 'step-on it' than I usually try in such situations.
Turned out I was all wrong:
The right-hand truck made the turn and I was watching the car in the north-bou...

Leg Room

By: ycd0108, 4:25 PM GMT on May 30, 2016

This article:
Link
Got me to dig out my expired passports to check when my last 'long-haul' flight took place.
Looks like it was 2010 from Sofia, Bulgaria through Schipol, Frankfurt or Heathrow to Vancouver.
The longest leg, pun intended, would be from Europe to Vancouver. Since connecting passengers are not allowed out of secured areas I don't remember which airport or country we passed through and many of the stamps in my passports are illegibl...

Mom Phoned Me!

By: ycd0108, 6:24 PM GMT on May 24, 2016

Mom has been saying she can not use the phone we bought from the Canadian National Institute for the Blind (CNIB)
The unit has buttons that are about 1"x1" arranged in the familiar pattern.
As her eyesight deteriorated we posted placards near her phone with larger and darker print with all her important numbers.
Now she cannot see well enough to read and enter the correct numbers.
It occurred to me that she would have my telephone number in her ...

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