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The Artful Dodger II

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Time is passing

Time is Passing

This picture is of Halifax Harbour looking from Dartmouth side, at a bush fire in the back ground of Halifax, certainly an impressive view but still very scary. If rain had not arrived on Friday morning there could have been some real problems as the fire department could not get the fire under control.

Well we have almost finished the encloser for the cock pit, which has helped here with the rain now coming to get the interior of the boat organized, so much to work out.

Here is a view from the port side of our enclosure.

We went for a walk the other day and took some pics, here this one is of Quidi Vidi Harbour from the trail up to signal hill. If you click on the picture and look at the green building in the fore ground you will see a white mast or stick as we sailors call it, that is Artful's stick.

On that same walk we went around and down signal hill to the entrance of St John's Harbour and here is a view from coming in through the narrows.

This too is a pic from our little 7 kil stroll around signal hill of Cockolds cove, its just next to the entrance to Quidi Vidi Harbour. For if you were to just sail around that point you would be there at the entrance to the Gut.

This fine couple are Brenda and Gary or as if one looks close enough Don Cherry's possible brother. Brenda and Gary were our first guess aboard this year and I cooked up a slow cooker of a roast.


There are a few updates to pass along, firstly Karin and I both passed our Ham courses, I've received my ham call sign which is VOIPGC, and we are still waiting on Karen's which we hope will be VOIKFC or VOIKEG, we should soon know. We are at present installing our SSD set, with also finishing up some of our many chores on our to do list. There is one we had to add to our list of repairs in that of replacing our cook stove, we had been smelling a share sour smell sometimes which we were able to figure out was a propane smell coming from the cook stove at the controls. guess the shafts and seals have finally began to wear out so no point in trying to repair a 35 year old stove so we bit the bullet and order a new one three burner with oven and broiler, should be a great new addition. So with that there now is nothing left on Artful from the old days all have been replaced except the hull and mast.

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