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Moving on a float house – Arrival

We are in the bay now (Cowichan Bay). There is a chop on the water and the wind is coming up. with a spar and a sail on the roof of this house there would be no need for a tug boat. As it stands we circle the bay once since we are not on the right course to make an entry into our new marina. When entering Cowichan Bay tugboat and house, without touching each other, get a lot closer together again. And that is how we are entering the marina, scraping the bow of a catamaran losing a plant shelf with its plants from the house and necessitating some wall repair and replacement of  the plant shelf. Too bad there is no time to handle a camera at this point. I guess I blame the suddenly semi stormy weather for this small mishap at the end of the trip.

Now the way to the innards of the marina is being checked on.

A little house repair and always gardening and we’ll look right at home. I hope that the portrayal of this scenic journey was a rewarding  one for the readers of these postings. For us this experience has been both interesting and somewhat disturbing, but it looks like we have joined a fine community and gone through a good adventure.


About Joseph de Lange

Before retirement worked in art galleries, a photo studio, offices, and the trades. Don't travel much anymore but still photograph. For the past 5 years 95% of my photography is done with the phone. My prediction for big cameras: DSLRs and their beautiful lenses and even the smaller mirrorless cameras will be mostly a historical footnote in the not too distant future.

7 responses to “Moving on a float house – Arrival

  1. Das ist ja richtig romantisch 😉

  2. This sounds like an excitiing entry into the marina. I”ve really liked this series.

    • Yes, now comes the tweaking: living room reno, and that sort of stuff, but hat is off the record. For the photograph there is a much larger variety of boats in this new place, at least partly because next to pleasure craft there are also many working boats here.

  3. I recognize this beautiful home! Wow, what an adventure, Joseph! I am so glad to see a happy ending to the journey, although I will admit for a moment or two as I was reading along I was rather concerned. We just love your home and are so happy to see it settling into it’s new location there. We hope that you are, as well.

    • Funny thing, in Maple bay there was quite an underwater garden with the house including an octopus garden (incredible actually) and all this was dead within a day upon arrival at our new location. The environmental variations must’ve been too severe. Octopuses haven’t been seen here for many years. This was probably the least expected part of the move.

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