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 boatyard sent an e-mail that they had started work on it, seeing pictures of an actual, three-dimensional object, that has identifiable parts ... a bow; a transom; bulkheads; a foredeck! ... is very sobering.  We are both reeling at the undeniability of this object they are sending pictures of. 

This is really happening.

The upside-down deck of the boat ...
the workers on the left give an idea of how big this bloody thing is

... and then, the ribs of the frame ...

... to some stringers between the ribs (with the aft bulkhead in the distance) ...

... to a very recognizable shape of an overturned boat hull.
Note the sister hull in the background - they make two hulls at a time.

Chinook exists!
Some work needs to be done before it floats, though.

You cannot imagine how excited we will be to see this, in person, in April.


  1. This is fantastic! Congratulations and thanks for sharing. 💕

  2. Just hope this is the last time we see her upside down!!

  3. So happy for you guys, we may be in Canmore on the weekends coming up, maybe we can meet for a beer before you take off! I’ll text you when we are close, probably Sat. If we don’t see you, safe travels my friends!

  4. Not sure if we will meet you before your adventure continues. So excited to follow your adventures. DM

  5. Your blog touches the heart. Such a big move and change - but SO exciting as well! Your boat looks amazing - it’s huge!


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