Thursday, August 9, 2012


Chey is an unusual little girl. She has always preferred the blood thirsty and dangerous over the soft and cuddly. Her first favourite creature was a shark and when asked why she would respond, with all the intensity that a three year old can muster, "because they can kill you!"

I was thinking about this, when, on her very first fishing trip, she caught a shark......

We couldn't get a picture of her holding it, because the Spiny Dog Shark has poisoned spines along it's dorsal fins, but she was pretty happy with her catch.... I was happy to let it go.

Our trip has been fabulous so far. We spent a couple of nights at my sister's house in Grand Forks: riding her horses, feeding her chickens and taking a lovely float down the Kettle River.

Our Hillbilly Horseback ride.... 

We stopped in Vancouver to visit my other sister. We walked on the boardwalk and made a trip to the Vancouver Aquarium with my nephew.

this dolphin was actually interacting with the stuffy... it was awesome!
This picture was taken only a few days before this beluga died of advanced age

We are currently on Vancouver Island enjoying my Dad and Caren's hospitality, particularly the hospitality of my Dad's boat, Seawind V, where we spent four nights. The pictures are too numerous to share them all, but here are a few.

Dale carefully paddled within 3 meters (9ft) of this baby seal, who slept through it all

and we've only started.........


  1. Looks like you're having an amazing time in BC!!! Of COURSE Chey caught a shark! What else would you expect!!