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Old 07-23-2011, 12:57 AM   #5071
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About the world's most reliable float plane is the DeHavilland Beaver. There's lots of them here on the west coast in daily use. This one came in and dropped off a passenger at Nayler Bay.
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He came in from the north west right alongside us, and when he took off I figured he would turn around and come back this way and I would be ready to get a close up photo. Nah...he headed south instead.
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No sooner had he lifted off than he started to bank into a turn...
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...and next thing I know...
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Shortly after this there was a far more sedate mode of transport that came by...lovely little schooner with a tanbark jib.
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One from the wife...
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After I got all the sealing done in the house today - all three coats on the tiles under the bench, and completed the whole main floor, I set up outside on the back deck to do the tiles which will be headed for the breakfast nook.
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That's pretty neat to see a plane like that landing and taking off. While you were taking a picture of the plane, he was probably getting a closer look at your house.

The flower is pretty. Is it an Asiatic Lily?

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I got a good chuckle with the shin guard line. Nice bed though.
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That bed is exquisite - and you're one of the few people I know with skill and patience to do that work of art justice.

In fact, I'll bet your bed will look even better than the one in the picture





LOL @ shin guards - all it needs is a few fenders you can toss over the side as needed
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Thanks buddy for our morning fix of freshness, the plane is really cool. Tell your sweety that we really do appreciate the beautiful flower, the color and clearness is breath taking.

I didn't realize that you were so close to the waters edge. Where you have your tiles would quickly become my favorite spot to relax and do some fishing, that is a beautiful view.
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That's pretty neat to see a plane like that landing and taking off. While you were taking a picture of the plane, he was probably getting a closer look at your house.

The flower is pretty. Is it an Asiatic Lilly?
It's a lily of some kind, but I don't know it's proper name. I'll ask the missus.
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That bed is exquisite - and you're one of the few people I know with skill and patience to do that work of art justice.

In fact, I'll bet your bed will look even better than the one in the picture

LOL @ shin guards - all it needs is a few fenders you can toss over the side as needed
Maybe I should put some old tires around the outside, like they do on the tugboats! Then again, maybe not...

I did the dimension drawing up yesterday and I'm hoping somewhat desperately that I have enough arbutus on hand here to do the job. I have mostly 4 x 4's, so it's going to be quite a bit of cutting up and re-gluing.
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Thanks buddy for our morning fix of freshness, the plane is really cool. Tell your sweety that we really do appreciate the beautiful flower, the color and clearness is breath taking.

I didn't realize that you were so close to the waters edge. Where you have your tiles would quickly become my favorite spot to relax and do some fishing, that is a beautiful view.
There's water on two sides of us here Jim.

But you'd be hard pressed to do much fishing - as they closed the cod fishery here about 5 years ago. Too many people found out it was a good place for cod, and they fished it out too much. You can still go out front and troll for salmon though, and word is that we are supposed to be getting a good run this year.
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There's water on two sides of us here Jim.

But you'd be hard pressed to do much fishing - as they closed the cod fishery here about 5 years ago. Too many people found out it was a good place for cod, and they fished it out too much. You can still go out front and troll for salmon though, and word is that we are supposed to be getting a good run this year.
Oh wow, now I want to go fishing bad, you are blessed my friend.

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