meanwhile, at or near the boat…..

My micro greens are totally outdoing themselves, i am mainly growing peas and spinach right now, the seeds sprout within 3 days, 10 days later we eat the greens in our salads.   I bought a large basil pot, and use the basil every day for cooking, the pot was very full, tons of little plants, so i thinned them out, took out the smallest ones and now the rest of them are just going crazy, beautiful big tops, but they want to bloom, so i will have to pinch them off…… kind of sad…… I also am growing the night scented stock, 8 plants are nestled in a large pot, and it looks like they will bloom within two weeks.  These not so pretty little flowers,  give off the most amazing scent at night, during the day, they shrivel up and look like a weed.    It definitely is a great growing season this year,the berry crops are huge, all around the Central Saanich valley,  the markets are stocked to the brim with fresh veggies and fruits.    Love this time of year….

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Wild flower bouquet on the boat!

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After the lady bugs finished with the aphids…..

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Spring skies.

Meanwhile, in Brentwood bay……

After all the boat stuff , and the hard work, it was time to look around the bay, see what was growing and blooming.   This is such a special place, so beautiful, the more i look around , the more i see.

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Beautiful Rhodo.

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A stroll through Saunders lane.

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Anyone know what this is called? its not a wild flower, but used as a ground cover and hedge sometimes.

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Love this little climbing rose!!

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Mock Orange has the most intoxicating scent.

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Last minute touch up by the skipper, we had her weighed , she weighs 33.000 lbs, which is 16 1/2 tons!!!! wow!!! no wonder we had to add 2″ to the water line!!

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Back in the water, clean and shiny.

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Busiest marina, boats are constantly coming and going, we were totally surrounded at all times, i so admire the lad that maneuvered these large vessels through small spaces, not touching a thing!!

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Remember the dirty (bum) stern??? looks pretty nice now!!!

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Bert cleaned, scraped and polished the prop, then painted it with a zinc based paint.

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New zinc, we check this again in the fall, with a diver cleaning and inspecting the keel.

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The in and out of the boat, we slept on board, but could not cook, or use any water, Canoe cave marina has excellent showers!! Boy, did a hot shower feel good after 8 hours of polishing!!!!