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Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Blow the (Grober)man down!

Normally I don’t write about our stay at our summer place on Gambier Island, but this past week we survived one of the biggest wind storms the Vancouver area has seen in decades. Gambier Island is only a few hours from our home, but to get there you have to catch the cat, pack up the car, drive an hour to the marina (while listening to the cat complain about my driving), then unpack the car, pack the boat, launch the boat and drive the twenty minutes or so to Gambier Island (there is no road access) and listen to the cat complain about my boating skills.

 Once there it’s unpack the boat, carry the stuff up the dock, load up the ATV wagon and drive up to the cabin. Then it’s time to rest and recover for the rest of the day. The cat generally heads for the high country and is not seen again for some time - once it was seven months.

As I mentioned earlier there was an enormous wind storm last week (August 29, 2015) and we managed to survive it despite doing some pretty stupid things that might have qualified us for a Darwin Award. I put together a four minute video you might find interesting. “Kids – don’t try this at home. Leave it to professionals who all have University degrees.

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