About svcurtsy

Living on board of our sailboat,a 42'Fraser,center cockpit, her name is "CURTSY". We have been living on board for 15 years, and love every minute of it!!!!

August 28th, Comox , felt like coming home….

We anchored out front , behind the break water, no boats there, funny actually, most boats all anchor close to the spit, as its shallow there i guess, but we have been anchored in front of the harbor many times, once during a good size South Easter, 35 knots, so we trust the holding there. Also , we can row ashore, even pick up the wifi, which helps a lot….    Every day, the fishing vessel MV Pacific Rancher comes in at 5 pm sharp, and we buy prawns from him, a huge bag full, for 30 dollars.      I fried them in garlic butter…..We have family here, lots of family so needless to say we spent a lot of time with them, we had stories , they had stories, it was great, we walked to Filberg park, i love all the incredible plants and trees that grow there, definitely had my camera ready….

We moved the boat into the harbor, we watch for a good spot for Curtsy, there is no need to call in, just park the boat, tie her up and go and report.    I needed to clean out the water tanks, drain them, fill again with a tbsp. of bleach, let sit, drain again and again and again.      They sure needed it, i try to do this once a year.   Bert cleaned the hull, it had that yellow cruising smile on it, i washed all the little curtains, things started to look nice again.       It had been 5 months of travel.

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I am interrupting my story to tell you about a new crew member, a furry one.    His name is Baloo, he is called a black tabby, but has the most amazing stripes, some folks think that he is part Bengal , he is smart, and very loving, was born on may 13, and is now a full blown teenager, full of trouble.      This Thursday he is going to be Neutered, its time.  We found Baloo in the Comox valley, at KITTY CAT P.A.L.S.    Prevent a litter society.   The kittens are vet checked, get their first shots, de-flead and wormed, they then go to a foster home, where they are handled all the time, get to know people, other cats, dogs, Baloo is so loving and trusting, our former cat , Annie , was always scared of everyone.   She had been put in a cage when very small so never interacted with people.

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