It is Christmas day,and new stories are in the making.

My battle with the new computer has finally cooled down, good grief, i so miss the old Dell, but i also know, that its Windows 8 ,that is causing all of my problems. The kind PC gent in Comox, did make it easier for me, but still…… anyways, i managed to post some photos, finally, all of my photos, 14000 of them, are in 4 different places in this new PC, try to figure that one out!!! We are in Oceanside, California, camping in our Westfalia. This Christmas morning, we went for a bike ride, then dove into the pool, or rather slid in carefully, and then a few minutes of hot tub. The sun is shining brightly,it did rain last night, but only for 15 minutes. The temperature right now is around 23, just right for me!! We have been travelling since November 17, started with the ferry in Victoria and then followed the coast, all the way south, on Highway no:1!!! In the next posts i will tell you our stories and adventures.

A most wonderful encounter.

On a beautiful fall day,coming from Hornby island,where we had anchored for the night,we met with a most beautiful creature.   Bert had put the sails up,and we were doing all but 2 knots,just silently sailing along.    The water was quiet, sun was shining,a beautiful day.   All of a sudden a big fin came up out of the water, a dark fin, i was not sure yet what is was ,but it was big!    Just about killed myself, getting my camera from below, with the big photo lens.    He, and i still think it was a “he”,kept circling, around and around the boat. This was a big fellow, at least 10 feet, we could compare his size with the dinghy,and we realized he was a pacific White sided Dolphin.Strange too, that he was all by himself, his pod might not be far off……    he kept coming closer and closer, and every time, with me hanging almost out of the boat, made eye contact!!  They say Dolphins have smiles, yes they do!!  This fellow looked at me, and smiled!!  By this time my excitement  was overwhelming, i started crying and laughing ,all at the same time!        I kept calling him, and at one point i played some Mozart for him, and he settled himself between the boat and the dinghy.      I cannot possibly put into words ,how i felt, the love i felt for him, the compassion, he stayed with us for 3 hours, my dear friend Shendra thought that maybe he might have been lonely ,i think she is right!!     He was a gift to us, and i have been looking for him ever since.     He filled my heart with such joy, and then you just know, that you needed to be there at that time and place.