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July 4th, 2014
July 4th, 2014

Remembering Farley

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Martyn Carrying Margaret Aboard Ayesha, July 26, 1969 Photo by Joseph Schmid
Celebrating a Classic Encounter with Farley Mowat and 45 years of Marriage
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May 29th, 2014
May 29th, 2014

The End of the Road - our waterfront on Dublin Bay, Nova Scotia

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The Land Rover and her crew enjoying their new home at Gaudeamus' waterfront
After a long and adventurous trip from Los Angeles via the Mexican border and Florida, Martyn and Margaret have arrived at their new home in Nova Scotia.  Read further for new address and phone number.
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March 3rd, 2014
March 3rd, 2014

From Sea to Sea, return to Canada and a 45-Year Retrospective on Ft. Lauderdale

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busy Port Everglades
After more than a month in Fort Lauderdale, we are returning to Canada to meet insurance and tax deadlines and will be back in Nova Scotia in April.
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January 25th, 2014
January 25th, 2014

Unexpected Adventures January 15 to 25, 2014

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Landy happily back 'on the road' and parked at the Coombs House Inn in Apalachicola Florida after an adventure of its own!
Leaving Texas, the Land Rover experienced some transmission problems and had to be left for repairs at a garage in Lake Charles, Louisiana, miraculously situated within a few miles of the breakdown. Feeling confident that the vehicle was in good hands, we rented a car and spent a few days exploring New Orleans and environs for Marg's birthday and then returned to take up the Land Rover adventure where we left off.
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January 16th, 2014
January 16th, 2014

The Beginning of 2014 -Zihuatenajo to Port Aransas Texas

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Martyn and Marg with the Land Rover, Gulf of Mexico
HAPPY NEW YEAR.  Photos from the beaches of Mexico's Pacific Coast to the Gulf of Mexico beaches at Port Aransas, Texas
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January 3rd, 2014
January 3rd, 2014

A Very Happy New Year

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On the road but with family in Veracruz
Leaving San Antonio and flying into Mexico City we proceeded to Veracruz where we were reunited with family for a week with Rachel and family.  Great adventures in the Veracruz area and then a flight to Zihuatanejo on the Pacific Ocean for some R & R.
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December 24th, 2013
December 24th, 2013

On the Road; December 19 - 24

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Through the Storm
Through the storm, across the Continental Divide and into Texas.  This brings us to Christmas Eve and we wish all of you a very Happy Christmas across the miles.
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December 18th, 2013
December 18th, 2013

NOTES ON THE ROAD: Dec. 18, Yuma to Tucson

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Desert and Mountains
Today's drive started quietly in the sleepy town of Yuma and ended in the busy city of Tucson.
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December 17th, 2013
December 17th, 2013

NOTES ON THE ROAD: December 15 - 17

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From the Pacific to the Desert
The "Notes on the Road" blog begins at the Pacific Ocean and will continue on a regular basis until we arrive in Nova Scotia at our new home.
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December 8th, 2013
December 8th, 2013

Leaving LA - more news soon

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An Adventure including a Road Trip is in the works
Please see our new contact information
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September 9th, 2013
September 9th, 2013

News from LA, Victoria and Nova Scotia

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The waterfront at our new property looking out towards the LaHave Islands
Victoria's 36th Classic Boat Festival in Victoria and the purchase of a property in Nova Scotia are all the elements to keep us busy and engaged!
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March 7th, 2013
March 7th, 2013

First Three Months at LAMI

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Aboard Irving Johnson:
Amazing that three months have flown by and Martyn and Marg are looking back at the Los Angeles Maritime Institute consulting contract.  Here are some photos and a little insight into the work.
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January 23rd, 2013
January 23rd, 2013

A Wonderful Family Christmas and Back to Los Angeles

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All nine grandchildren on one bed!
On December 21st Martyn and Marg headed back north again by air this time and were rewarded with a absolutely wonderful week of family festivities:  the first time in 5 years that all us were together (with a few babies born in the meantime!).

And now back to work in 2013 to put our efforts into sending Los Angeles Maritime Institute into another successful 20 years!
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December 5th, 2012
December 5th, 2012

Land Rover and Martyn and Margaret safely in LA!

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Land Rover with Circus tent in San Pedro Harbor, CA
Our road trip from Victoria to Los Angeles was full of beautiful scenery and enjoyable evening stops along the coast road.  Now safely in San Pedro, the harbour for Los Angeles and the home of the twin brigantines, Irving Johnson and Exy Johnson, owned by Los Angeles Maritime Institute.
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November 17th, 2012
November 17th, 2012

More 'goodbyes' but off to a new West Coast adventure

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Morning has broken at our cottage, Gaudeamus
After two months of an amazing Indian summer in Nova Scotia, we are now back on the West Coast and heading to a new adventure with the sail training organization, Los Angeles Maritime Institute.
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October 24th, 2012
October 24th, 2012

Images from Nova Scotia

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On the boardwalk at Risser's Beach, Nova Scotia
Our last six weeks here in beautiful, autumnal Nova Scotia have produced many great images and numerous house options.  Following are some of those caught on camera.
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September 17th, 2012
September 17th, 2012

Sea to Sea - Arrived

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Lighthouse in Liverpool, Nova Scotia
After leaving Victoria on August 25th, Martyn and Margaret are enjoying beautiful fall weather at the sea in Nova Scotia.  A great adventure completed and we are busy searching the south-west coast for a new home.
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September 4th, 2012
September 4th, 2012

From Sea to Sea - First Installment

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Farewell To Nova Scotia at the Maritime Museum of BC
We are sad to leave our many dear friends and colleagues in Victoria but there is excitement at the beginning of a new 'tack' and adventures including the trip across Canada to Toronto.
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August 14th, 2012
August 14th, 2012

RETURN TO NOVA SCOTIA

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Old Sea Captain's house in Riverport
The summer in Victoria has given us a chance to renew friendships as well as time for Marg's right knee replacement.  The latter was very successful and, with physiotherapy and rest, we are pleased with the well-functioning result!  Now on to the adventure of Nova Scotia house-hunting.
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May 14th, 2012
May 14th, 2012

HOME AND AWAY AGAIN

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View of Lunenburg Harbour from the golf course
Our dear Passat sold and off to new adventures
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February 5th, 2012
February 5th, 2012

Costa Rica and Nicaragua

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Beach at Playa Grande, Costa Rica
Still enjoying family time in Ecuador, we returned to Quito and then off to a Hacienda near Cotacahi for the weekend.  Then, sadly leaving family behind, it was on to Costa Rica for another look, this time at the north coast near Tamarindo. After a week of relaxation on Costa Rica´s Playa Grande it was off to Nicaragua and our first visit to the Corn Islands off the Caribbean coast with is colourful, buccaneering past.
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January 15th, 2012
January 15th, 2012

Hats off to Mexico, Toronto, as well as Quito, Cuenca and Vilcabamba, Ecuador

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Hats for sale in the Cuenca ´museum´ of Straw Hats
Travels include a warm Christmas in Zihuatanejo as well as discovering more of Colonial Mexico City; a brief trip to Toronto for the birth of grandchild #9 on New Year´s Eve: family visit in Quito´s outlying residental district of Cumbaya; and on to Cuenca, the former capital of colonial Peru and a UNESCO Heritage site and one of our favourite cities.  Deciding to keep to the mountains, we continued on to Loja and Vilcabamba.
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November 28th, 2011
November 28th, 2011

OFF TO WARMER CLIMES AGAIN

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Museo Nacional de Arte in Mexico City´s Centro Historica
A much needed trip to the warmth of family and sunshine begins with a stop in Toronto to see our daughter Christina, and her family, then a brief visit to Mexico City´s historical district and on to Veracruz to see Rachel´s family.
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March 27th, 2011
March 27th, 2011

MAJOR PRICE REDUCTION ON PASSAT

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Passat enjoying a brisk sail off Victoria Harbour
The asking price on Passat V, our 45´ teak ketch, has been reduced dramatically to encourage new "stewards" to step forward and enjoy this beautiful and able cruising vessel.  Now at $165,000, or reasonable offer, the Passat is poised to undergo her annual spring refit to keep her in Bristol condition.
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March 29th, 2010
March 29th, 2010

Costa Rica, Panama, Ecuador, Mexico and home

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Hotel Victoria in Cuenca-a tempting business prospect!
The Clarks return to Costa Rica and Panama to re-visit old haunts and discover some new ones in Ecuador and Mexico.
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