A Pen, Guin and Me Selfie


Meet my new furiends Pen and Guin. We were all set to go to the annual Penguin Plunge event on New Years Day this year and then found out it got cancelled. Apparently on New Years Eve day, a boat with a wooden hull had sprung a leak and started sinking. The skipper decided to head for shallower waters so it wouldn’t sink very deep. Unfortunately that was the boat launch at Rocky Point Park here in Port Moody where hundreds of humans gather to take a traditional dip in the frigid sea water to start the new year.

Rocky Point Park, Port Moody, BC

New Years Day 2015 Penguin Plunge, Rocky Point Park boat launch, Port Moody, BC


New Years Day 2016, Rocky Point boat launch, Port Moody, BC (photo: Sheila Leavitt)

We were all very disappointed, and instead of spending a very beautiful but cold and somewhat foggy day on the water with the other silly humans wearing silly penguin hats, we spent most of the day in our land home, doing nothing. We could have gone to another Penguin Plunge event that was scheduled a couple of hours later in another community about twenty minutes away by boat, but Minstrel has recently developed a mysterious electrical problem and unless the generator is running, we have no power coming into the boat. The generator is louder inside the boat than out, and that was the last thing we needed to hear after a late night of “ringing in” the new year.

Pen and Guin usually stay outside the house in their light-up hot air balloon during the Christmas season, but before they left to go back to their home at the south pole, I took advantage of a rare indoor moment to get a selfie with them. They’ll be back again next December.


We are joining THE CAT ON MY HEAD for the first Sunday Selfies of 2016.Click here to see more selfies, and join the fun!

Throwback Thursday: 2015 Review


The countdown is underway to the end of 2015 and I can’t believe it’s over already. Here is my list of my favourite activities in 2015 and a few new year goalsĀ  for 2016.

  • My 2015 posts started with my 2nd birthday in February.
  • Skipping a few months, our posts picked up speed in August with our 2 week boat cruise to Desolation Sound with the Port Moody Power Squadron.
  • From there, we participated in a couple of writing classes from September to November, trying to polish up our poetry prowess.
  • Stayed connected with furiends made in 2014.
  • Reached my 100th Post and 1000 Likes at the same time!
  • Found and made a few new water/boat loving furiends.
  • Like last year, we got a bit busy during the Christmas season and had little time to post in December. Life’s like that sometimes.
  • Felt my first earthquake two days ago on Dec 29th…thankfully it was only a 5 second 4.8… but still!

Goals for the new year 2016:

  • My 3rd birthday
  • Of course more boating adventures!
  • More about my new water/boat loving furiends
  • Try to reach my 200th Post and 2000 Likes….and 2000 subscribers!
  • Continue to challenge our writing, photography, and poetry skills.
  • Continue to stay connected to my friends and furiends.

Thanking you all for visiting my blog and for all the interesting and pawsome posts
and comments that you’ve shared.

Wishing you all the very best in 2016!