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Mar 16, 2012 - Back home

So braving crazy, wild winds, blasting rain, glorious sunshine and the most amazing rainbow ever, we made it home yesterday. We left Coburg about 9:30 in the morning and went through several weather systems along the I-5, wondering at one point whether we would have to stop for a couple of days to ride out the storm, so fierce was the weather -- you couldn't see more than four or five car lengths in front the rain was coming down so hard. It was off again, on again the whole journey. Although we thought we stretch this last leg to two days...

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Mar 6, 2011 - Back home

When we get an idea in our heads that it's time to go home, we tend to do just that. And so here we are. A few matters to tend to at home, an overly strong wind in Desert Hot Springs, more severe weather systems forecast, and before we know it we're heading north! The wind actually did finally die down in Desert Hot Springs and we actually did get in a couple of days of golf -- one day we played with a lovely 80-year old couple from Sweet Home, Oregon, who had been sweethearts since the fifth grade!! -- but home beckoned. So we sent our...

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Sep 9, 2010 - Day One: Ferry Luck

Our first day out started well, with a bit of ferry luck. The waits for BC Ferries are sometimes legendary. Even though we are travelling after Labour Day and mid-week, you just never know. But we ace it. We leave home at about 8:30, drive to the storage lot where the RV lives, load up the RV, and land on the 10 am Tsawwassen-Swartz Bay Ferry--before it sailed!. Hoo-ra. We were very impressed with ourselves. The bonus: we get to ride free on the ferry (BC seniors) Monday to Thursday. We had to pay for the RV, of course, but still ... We're...

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Nov 24, 2009 - Fishing port of Steveston

After several days of heavy rain we headed out to Steveston. The village is named for Manoah Steves, who arrived with his family around 1877-1878. Manoah and his family were the first white family to settle in the area. Steves' son William Herbert actually developed the town site, which became Steveston in 1889. Salmon canning began on the river in 1871, with the first major cannery being the Phoenix, developed in 1882 by Marshall English and Samuel Martin. By the 1890s there were 45 canneries over half being located in Steveston....

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