All posts by John

I enjoy travel, sports, music (a dedicated site at http://therealcanadianmusicblog.com/) and anything else that jumps up at me for the moment, which is why I blog. There will be lots of travel posts, pictures and our videos as well as a smattering of sports and humour. I enjoy promoting Canada and am unabashedly a proud Albertan

The Golden Globe Race

One of, if not the first, around the world, single hand sailing race is returning in 2018.  The one and only race was run in 1968, ending in 1969.  Nine started, 6 retired at various stages, 1 sank, 1 committed suicide and 1 finished. The winner, Robin Knox-Johnston.

Safe Travels In The Caribbean

Safe Harbor

How safe is the Caribbean.  Saw this video on Yahoo, and the headline had some immediate value to me.  Coincidentally, Barbados and St Lucia are two places on the itinerary for our next adventure.  Timely?  I think so.

In reality, we have never felt anything but safe anywhere we have been.  Likely a combination of naivety and good practices.  Every little bit helps.

How To Stay Safe in the Caribbean

Maiden Sail of The SV JohnLoriEh

The maiden post for this site will have to be the maiden voyage of the newly purchased 25 foot O’Day sailboat.  The boat was formerly owned by some very good friends in Saskatchewan.  They delivered the vessel to our location near Balfour BC on Kootenay Lake in the Canadian Rockies.  Took a quick video as we did a shakedown sail on Sunshine Bay.

The sailing is something we will touch on quite often, as this is something Lori and I have tossed around for several years now as a potential retirement thing, or at worst, a leisure activity.