Category Archives: General

A Visitor

….or Gopherus Polyphemus returns. Yep, he’s back.  Or, to be more accurate, still here. I’m the one who is back. At least I think he is a he if my internet-based analysis is correct. He’s pretty old too given his size and the state of his carapace. Aw shucks, I’m just showing off now – […]

Another Day, Another Boat 3

In Which I Gain a Transom. No silly, I haven’t been in Brooklyn all this time. I’m a little behind that’s all. No excuses, I’d just like to take you right back to August and the Wooden Boat School where I left off. It was Tuesday morning and we all installed our transoms. A pretty […]

Turkey Pardon 2018

The annual Parsons turkey pardon: © Judy Parsons 2018

Thanksgiving 2018

Of course I’m happy…….. ….. I get to celebrate two Thanksgivings. But not everyone is so happy: © Judy Parsons 2018

Another Day, Another Boat 2

..…or Today’s Costume: Boatbuilder. Day one at the Wooden Boat School. The night before, at the communal dining room, we were introduced to the instructors but today we get to meet them and our classmates. There are nine Tenderly Dinghies to be assembled to the point where they are safe for transport to good homes. […]

Another Day, Another Boat 1

….or Building The Tenderly Dinghy, Episode 1 Some fellers accumulate guitars, others vintage cars, books, or salt and pepper shakers. I accumulate boats. If you were to ask me today why I think I need to build another boat, I’m not sure what my answer would be. Because I can? Because my brother got another […]

Keji Adventure 2018

…..or Into the Woods.   I was overdue for another backwoods adventure. Kejimkujik National Park always fits the bill. By the time my daughter and her friend and I came up with a mutually agreeable date all of my favourite campsites were booked. We would go for two nights. I chose site 44 for the […]

The Great Migration 2

Lancelot and Judith finally reach Nova Scotia.  Judith: It’s so cold. Lancelot: That’s the polar vortex dear. It should warm up soon. Judith: I sure hope so or I’m going to find somewhere with a tropical vortex. Judith: Does shivering count as exercise? Are you sure this isn’t Iceland? Lancelot: Well, this map is about […]

The Great Migration

…Spread Your Tiny Wings and Fly, Little Snowbirds. On the Road to Canada Judith: I told you we should have stopped for directions, dear. Now we’re totally lost. Lancelot: Well I marked the map to Lunenburg. Judith: Dear, that’s Lunenburg Massachusetts, you’ve got marked there, not Lunenburg Nova Scotia. Judith: Well, we might as well […]

Easter Down South 3

…..or Happy Easter Down at Florida Seaside Villa Randolf: This is the best Easter ever. Want to trade this big blue egg for ten of your little ones? Kendra: Hmmm, maybe you shouldn’t have eaten all yours before breakfast. Randolf: Aw come on. Fifteen then? Kendra: No less than twenty. Randolf: Deal. Kendra: Golly, I […]