O Canada!

Crossing the border into Canada: view from the boom

Crossing the border into Canada: view from the boom

We’ve crossed the border. We keep trying to impress on our kids that this is an entirely different country, and the first time they’ve left the US, but they don’t really see it. Everything looks more or less the same to them.

Canadian customs located behind the marina; i.e., the phone.

Canadian customs located behind the Thessalon marina; i.e., the phone.

Natural totem rock on East Stuart Island, ON

Natural totem rock on East Grant Island, ON

Who can blame them with no new stamps in their passports? To check into Canada from our boat, all you have to do is make a phone call from a pay phone at the marina. Some nice agent asks a few questions about whether or not you have any apples, and how long you plan to stick around, and gives you an official number to put in your window. That’s it!

I did make a run to the bank to get cash for the laundry, and felt like a kind of idiot asking for “Loonies.” Seriously? That’s really what you call your money? Yup.

Fossils; East Stuart Island, ON

Fossils; East Grant Island, ON

Currently I’m writing from Blind River; after this, we head to some very remote spots. No phone service, so no Facebook posts or responses to comments for a bit, but we’ll be sure to take lots of pictures.

How many sunsets can I put in the blog before you stop reading? East Stuart Island, ON

How many sunsets can I put in the blog before you stop reading? East Grant Island, ON

4 Comments on “O Canada!

  1. O News! Great to hear that all is well even if the kids are unimpressed on being “abroad.” All is relatively well here in the Lower 48. Please keep those posts coming… PRN!

  2. So enjoying your sharing your journey with all of us.

  3. Chuck and Carol praised your family and said we should meet (we’re slip neighbors back in St Joseph). A quick search led me to your blog. Fun following your travels. So happy to see a family living the dream. Enjoy!
    David
    Ariel, Cape Dory 36

  4. I’m helping J catch up with your adventures. You asked “How many sunsets can I put in the blog before you stop reading?”

    6,000

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