been home over the holidays meant a preparation phase begins
for heading back to Guatemala to launch TUNDRA once again.
Many hours were spent sewing, packing and shopping. A new
Bimini was constructed as well as a vastly improved Storage
and Marina protective cover.
Above a Lake freighter plys
through the ice in Southern Lake Huron early January 2014
as Kathy lays out the
sumbrella in order to measure for Tundra's new Storage Cover
Kathy at our Sailrite busy sewing Tundra's new storage cover and a view of the lake before heading south to Tundra
May 1st we returned to Canada to Spring in full bloom. The Seaway was busy as you can see by the anchored ships off our beach. They were waiting patiently in the sunset for their Lake Pilot to guide them through the Upper Lakes to their destinations.
Ships anchored off in the sunset waiting for a
lake pilot to guide them
squirrel was also glad to see us return.
A surprise short visit in May by Courtney to Ontario on business was welcomed by us. It gave her the opportunity to visit some old friends here as well as her grandmother.
In May work soon began on my summer project that was to build a car port.
May was a month of doctor visits and we discovered that Kathy’s previously diagnosed Cancer had transformed for the worse. Six months of Chemotherapy was deemed necessary thus creating a cloud of stress for the rest of the year.
Flowers bloomed in Mid
June and our first visit by a Monarch Butterfly. Allison and Gary spent the
July Holiday weekend with us.
Port as you can see above was nearing completion.
July 2nd Madi and Barrett arrived for their summer visit. They enjoyed their visits with their Great Grandmother as well as progressing to new levels in the Yacht Club Junior Sailing Program.
We make another trip to Ice Cream Galore
Madi and Barrett have a visit with their Great Grandmother
Early August Rod and our
granddaughter Wilde visit. They enjoyed the lake and visits with
their Grandmother and Great Grandmother.
Later in August Kathy and I took a trip in Big White to a campsite near Goderich for a few days.
The later part of September took us north for a fall colour tour.
On route in the Orangeville area Kathy visited the Ti Chi National Headquarters.
On this trip we made it as far north as Huntsville where the colours were spectacular.
At home our patio Fire Bush was doing
it’s fall thing as well.
Nov 15th provided us with a visit to Kelsonia
Ave in Scarborough at Ron and Wendy’s home.
Later November saw Kathy’s last treatment of Chemo and the results are looking positive!
We are now anxiously awaiting Greg and Courtney and Family’s arrival Dec 22nd for the Christmas Holidays
The Kirby Family arrives at the Toronto airport for the Christmas Holidays with Madi and Barrett on the lead
It was one of our
best Christmas Holidays ever !!
Jan 30 2017