Afterthoughts….

As we were leaving Tsehum Harbour , i wrote this…..

There is something to say
for this harbour feeling
boats, all sizes,all shapes,
motor and sail
going in and out,all day
Tsehum harbour is busy,
several marinas and a fuel dock,
come out into this bay
the fuel dock has constant customers,
yawls, ketches sloops, huge motor vessels,and small,
some brand new white,some a deep red and black,
vintage, all wood,
in between swim the Canada geese,
babies in tow,
turkey vultures fly over,
in search of those fresh cut fields,
the odd seal pops up its head,next to our boat.
We do long for a quiet little bay,
but this marine feeling spells freedom!!!!
Curtsy is my small island
where i can be myself,
do my chores, my beading, my writing,
write down my thoughts,
there is no life like it!!!

Moving on, places to go and see…

We left Tsehum Harbour on June 10th, after finishing all the things to be done. Bert helped Margo paint her new bathroom, and the doors and casings in the condo.
We saw all our friends, went out to the movies, out for dinner, and had a very relaxing time.
I decided to start a cleanse, food wise that is, Erin told me about it, it is called ;WHOLE30.com
basically you stop eating any dairy, any grains, no bread, no baked goodies, no wine (that is hard), no food additives, just a lot of veggies, protein in the form of eggs, meat, fish, fruit is fine, NO SUGAR!!!!!, no sugar of any kind!!! I am so used to it now , it feels, and i feel very good.
Bert eats right along but does have his bread, and dairy, telling him he cant eat any Gouda cheese is just not a possibility!!!!!
I grow Night Scented Stock on board, a small pink flower, not looking very nice at all, but the scent at night, as soon as its dark is amazing, so soft and beautiful !!
Also i grow the veggies like i do every year, peas, arugula, beets and mustard greens, they are micro greens, and i harvest them once they are about 4″ tall, the peas and the arugula grow back again!!! My large pot of basil is doing great!!
My little bonsai has never been this green, it seems to like the weather too!!!!

One of the whole30 dinners.

One of the whole30 dinners.

The delicate little flowers from night scented stock.

The delicate little flowers from night scented stock.

Getting Curtsy ready!

Never so busy as getting our sailboat ready,scrubbing,cleaning,polishing,there is no end to it. The canvas has acquired ,over the winter, a brandnew green color, pollen , dust, dirt, cleaning all the side panels, the main sail cover finally off, very embarrassing how dirty this is, it is huge, and i clean it on the dock, a few feet at the time. Slowly but surely the proper green color shows up again, three washes later, and its good as new.
Bert scrubs the deck, amazing , the dirt, we had just cleaned it…. i think….
Folding bikes go into the V-berth, huge spinnaker in its bag,extra fuel on deck, water containers filled, we carry 520 litres of diesel in the main tank, enough for the whole summer.
Bert tested the watermaker, it runs perfectly, two propane tanks filled, enough for well over four months, and then the food, the supplies, but we dont go far, there are places to shop, but i stock up on most important items, and then there is the wine, cannot forget about the wine!!!!
On June 3rd we head to Tsehum harbour, just around the corner, but we still have some jobs to do in town, friends to see, we have all the time in the world, no rush this year, and it feels great.
We get to tie to Vaughan and Rita’s buoy, its in a good spot, and very trustworthy, we take the dinghy across into their marina, and tie in front of their boat.
Margo takes us back to Brentwood Bay, to pick up the Westy, and we are all set for now.

Pansies, veggies and bonsai tree, all floating around in Tsehum harbour

Pansies, veggies and bonsai tree, all floating around in Tsehum harbour

Sailing school busy  out there!!!

Sailing school busy out there!!!

early morning light....

early morning light….

Some  of the young sailors would come close to us, but  managed to not hit us, ever!!!!

Some of the young sailors would come close to us, but managed to not hit us, ever!!!!