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Canmore ... still - 51° 05' 03" N 115° 22' 07" W

 The call to action has been sounded.  We are busy with things like: disposing of most of our worldly possessions selling whatever can be sold discovering things that we thought were terribly valuable are actually not, and we almost have to pay people to take them planning to rent our home ... for the next TEN YEARS deciding what gets rented with the house and what has ... to ... GO. shutting down Geek and Company squeezing in a last few visitors while we still have a place in Canmore planning for a road trip we have always wanted to do (drive to Haida Gwaii and Granisle, BC) planning another road trip from Whitehorse to Tuktoyuktuk this autumn Kate getting invited to race in a world-class yacht race from England to France planning to do a sailing delivery of Popeye in Australia in late autumn The Haida Gwaii road trip this summer Then, an e-mail comes that has turned both Kate and Sean on our heads.  Pictures of the frame of our boat. Our boat. Our ... B. O. A. T. Although the boatya

Canmore ... for now - 51° 05' 03" N 115° 22' 07" W

Detach yourself from reading this blog for a moment and look around you. You're likely at home, surrounded by things that you've spent the last twenty-plus years gathering.  A comfortable living room setup; perhaps a TV that you (at one time) were particularly pleased to have.  A bookshelf (or two) full of books you have read.  A kitchen with a coffeemaker that produces your morning nectar; a few small appliances that you use on occasion and a toaster you are happy with; mixing bowls, cookie trays, roasting pans, and a whole drawer full of mashers, peelers, salad tongs and specialized utensils.  There's your bed; that whole closet and chest of drawers full of clothing. You have winter jackets, summer jackets, sports equipment.  How about shoes all the shoes you have?  Whew, quite a few when you stop to consider them, hey?  Now, how about tools?  How about sports equipment? How about table cloths, place mats, tea towels, sheets, bath and hand towels, ... Now, imagine that yo