Tuesday, 25 March 2014

BCA Calgary, here we come

Jennie and I are very excited to be "presenting" our stories from the trip at the Calgary Chapter of Bluewater Cruising Association's April meeting. Time to work on a power point and hopefully bring humorous stories of our trip.

On another note, Jennie and I have moved to Calgary Alberta. Victoria was a beautiful city, and no place for a young couple trying to find jobs and get settled. So we went to the only place in the world with some economic traction, Alberta. Surprisingly and in opposition to what the media says, Calgary isn't in a hiring frenzy, or maybe it's just difficult for people to understand the level of competence it takes to captain your own boat on a minuscule budget to far away shores.

As always I digress, the motor is in and fixed and when we can scrounge up the funds to fly down and pay the rest and pull the boat out of the water, we will. The plan is to bank a little kitty and keep Cypraea on the hard till at the earliest next season. Then see where life takes us.

For those of you in Calgary on April 1st swing by.

Wednesday, 23 October 2013

What's Up with Dave and Jennie?

We could go into the long boring details about what we are doing, but a few of the highlights in point form are probably best.

- bought new halyards, fuel filters, and rebuild kit for engine

- Jennie flew to Mexico (with parts) and had a week of being an assertive gringo woman dealing with mexican mechanics, including a trip to the diesel shops in town

- Dave went back to work in the financial world. All that education, skill, and experience..... why stop now. However now Dave is operating his own practice within Investors Group. If anyone in BC wants a financial planner contact me!!!!! (shameless plug)

- Jennie is taking some courses in Public Relations (and looking for work), and Dave is looking to complete a few more courses to get an accounting designation.

- We joined the Bluewater Cruising Association, to be active in the cruising community and hopefully mentor a few dreamers (though we still remain a couple decades younger than everyone)

- Dave is racing on a J-33 out of the Royal Victoria Yacht Club, with a great group of people.

All in all we are just trying to make it in a new city, get settled and prepare to adjust our cruising styles to a few weeks at a time. The next trip will be next spring from where Cypraea is now up to at least Puerto Vallarta. Might be looking for crew.

Oh and I'm off to Winnipeg Manitoba on Sunday, could I get any further from the Mexican sunshine?