THIS IS OUR YEAR 2017
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description of our times in Guatemala for the years 2013 to
2017 please go to Page
W Carib Recent
On the left above in the early morning we are looking out in
the lake and we see ducks confused about going south or
north and on Feb 2nd above right they are still in a quandary
about which direction to go.
Kathy and I are home in Canada doing Doctors appointments and
awaiting Kathy's symptoms from her bout with shingles to abate
before heading south to our boat in the Rio Dulce. Things are
improving so we head back to the Rio Dulce March 1 to visit
To view our time spent on board Tundra during 2017 click here and
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April 26 2017 We arrived home of mixed emotions of
both sad and happy as we had sold our sailboat "TUNDRA" having
owned her for 40 years. But it was time for us to move onto a
different chapter in our lives. We will always treasure the great
memories of the time that we had spent and cruised aboard her. She
was to be renamed "ODIN" by her new owner.
May 5th we attended my 50th class reunion in
Toronto held on the University campus in front of Convocation
Hall. Below some photos of the event
above are two photos that show some of my classmates
June 2nd saw us back in Toronto as we
attended my 50th reunion of my graduation from the University of
Toronto. Kathy had her turn last year. this year it was my turn to
have a picture with the president. It was a great event to be
surely remembered. Above left I receive my
50 Year pin. On the left of the photo is the president of the
Alumni Association and the on the rightof
me the president of the UofT On the
right I am standing in
front of Hart house. Much time was spent here by Dental students
as it was basically a gathering and eating place for many
those at UofT that did not reside in college residences.
photo of the 6T7 1963 PreDental Class of
Brian and his
classmates.We were attending my 50th Class Reunion held at UofT's
Alumni Building. You might be able to spot me four rows down from
the top on the extreme left on the photo.
Above is both of us in the tent where a lunch was served in
front of Convocation Hall just after the ceremony.
June 14th Above was a walk with the Wild Life Club in one
off our local Mandaumin Preservation Area of indigenous plants. On
the right above we came across a relatively rare pink trillium.
June 28th saw us at the Barn Dance in
1st 2017 was celebrated with a visit by Gary and Allison
with a neighbourhood party after the parade.
July 5th was a Car Club get together at the Clysdale's.
July 8th Above left we volunteered to ferry the judges
around at the SYC annual Sailfest. The summer in July produced a
good crop of Tiger Lilies and summer bloom as you can see.
By mid July our steps and break wall were
well into the beginning of construction. A project that lasted
well into late Fall.
July 16 2017 was the Arnold reunion held at Cathcart Park
located on the St Clair River.
July 22nd we powered out to see the start
of the annual Mackinac Sailboat race
July 28th afforded a visit by Art & Sheila Marsh for a
memorial for their son Jon and a visit with family. Murray
& Heather paid us a visit at the same time.
Aug 6 My
Seawall construction was well under way
Aug 10th was another evening outing with the Lambton Wilde
Life Club to a private home to view their Indigenous Garden.
August 22nd we
departed in Big White with boat in tow for our annual camp out in
Killarney at Roques Marina.
Our campsite at Roques Marina and
Campground and a view of Covered Portage Cove Anchorage just
off of Killarney Bay
Above the old Evinrude Cottage located at the Pool in Bay Finn.and also are Kathy; Bob and
Sandra, old friends from Parry Sound who drove up and had lunch
with us. The best Fish and Chips in Ontario are found here.
On one of our bike rides we came across Bruce
September 9th 2017 we were again back to
Blyth for it's annual Threshers Reunion
September 20th took us on another Car Club tour where one
point of interest was at the Erickson's. What a collection of
antique and classic cars.
Oct 1st we celebrated Birthdays in Scarborough. Both Wendy
and I have our birthdays on Oct 1st.
Oct 8th was my last swim in the lake.
Oct 20th shows my wall construction
Nov 11th shows the
wall after a November wind storm and freezing temperatures.
Dec 9th we celebrated a few
80th birthdays in Sarnia. Brother Ron was the main participant.
A great time had by all!!
Ron with Kayley and Friend
and with the whole Family at Beacon Court at his 80th
Above the most recent 80 year olds and
those about to be 80. Bob Marsh sings Climb every
mountain with Joanne on the piano
Dec 14th 2017 we departed for Vancouver for
Xmas to spend two weeks with Family.
After our arrival we spent
time first on Bowen Island with Rod, Titania and Wilde
It was then
on to Galiano Island to spend time with
John and Eleanor. Galiano Island is one of our favourite places in
BC.You can see why after viewing a few photos taken during our
Then it was on to North Delta for the remainder of our stay to be
spent with Greg and Courtney and their family and to view Madi's ringette games, Barrett's diving and a school Christmas concert involving
both Madi and Barrett.
Barrett's Class Choir sing
in the 2017 School Christmas Concert
Madi with her trumpet play in the Xmas Concert
and Barrett sings with his class choir
Madi #10 moves in on the goal to score in her
Ringette Game and then calmly skates away in victory
Place we have of course the Delta Place in House Band and often a
game of Monopoly
Soon after it was Christmas Eve spent at Rod
and Titania's on Bowen Island .
Christmas Eve Dinner on Bowen Island 2017
This was followed by Christmas
day at Delta.
On Christmas Day Morning in Delta we show off
The super party
was held the next day on Christmas Boxing Day in Delta
Above you see the whole gang of relatives friends and Neighbours
gathered for a superb turkey Boxing Day Dinner at Vista Place in
We departed back to Ontario on the 28th
2017. With flight delays we arrived home more than 2 days later
and our bags arrived 2 days after our arrival home.
2017 New Years Eve was spent by us at SYC with Border Line a great
local band providing great dancing music well into the new year.
Courtney and family went to their Cabin on the Sunshine Coast and
from there to Comox for Courtney's Birthday and Doug's 50th
Birthday on New Years Eve. Titania and Rod spent the evening at
home while Wile did their local street party.
a photo taken by an overhead drone that shows C&G's Cabin
located on the Sunshine Coast
And thus we see the end of 2017 and we move
onto another year 2018
Last Update Jan 4 2018