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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