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I took very early retirement from teaching in '06 and did some traveling in Europe and the UK before settling down to do some private tutoring. As a voracious reader, I have many books waiting in line for me to read. Tell me I shouldn't read something, and I will. I'm a happy, optimistic person and I love to travel and through that believe that life can be a continuous learning experience. I'm looking forward to traveling more some day. I enjoy walking, cycling, water aerobics & and sports like tennis, volleyball, and fastpitch/baseball. I'm just getting into photography as a hobby and I'm enjoying learning all the bits and bobs of my digital camera. My family is everything to me and I'm delighted to be the mother of two girls and the Gramma of a boy and a girl. I may be a Gramma, but I'm at heart just a girl who wants to have fun.

Monday, October 07, 2013

M is for MOORAGE at the MARINA


I couldn't figure out what to do for the letter M today, and after mulling it over, decided to go with a series of shots I've taken at various marinas around aarea.  As you may know, I live in the delta of the Fraser River which leads out to the Strait of Georgia and then to the Pacific Ocean. Photo by Evan Leeson via Flicker.
Muchas gracias to the macho Roger, our administrator, who keep ABC Wednesday a popular spot for people from many parts of the world.  He stepped into this role after our multi-talented Mrs. Nesbitt created ABCW and requested some much needed assistance.

So, there are many marinas around here where I go for walks and photo ops.  Hope you like my photos.
Click to play this Smilebox slideshow

22 comments:

Roger Owen Green said...

I KNOW the word moorage, but can't recall ever actually USING it. Good call.

I am muy macho! (HA!)

ROG, ABCW

Carver said...

Great post for M week. I love the reflections in your marina shots. Carver, ABC Wed. Team

Reader Wil said...

Moorage is a new word for me! What a marvellous slide and melody to go with it! Thanks it's a treat!
Wil, ABCW Team.

Richard Lawry said...

Lovely photo essay. I love the water but don't live near.
An Arkie's Musings

Hildred said...

Wonderful tour of the West Coast Marinas, Leslie. I like the old fishing boat... It's been a long time since I've been down to the ocean. or even to the Fraser Valley!

Obsessivemom said...

Your mulling threw up something quite wonderful. You live in a beautiful place...Feeling a tad envious.

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

Well done - lovely photos.

photowannabe said...

There is something so magnificent about the sea and the marinas.
Beautiful photos.
Hope you are healing well and will be back to full speed quickly.

MERYL JAFFE, PhD - parent, psychologist, teacher, author... said...

Oh I always love your photos!!! Have a great week.

Photo Cache said...

beautiful. i love going to marinas with my camera.

Ewok's ABC WEDNESDAY

ChrisJ said...

Very familiar with the word from our sailing days. What a blessing they were in keeping our family together doing family things.

uberrhund said...

Great post for the letter "M" ! Moorage is such an evocative word.

Hazel Ceej said...

Love the 'fishing boats through the trees!' and the 'moored for winter' shots. I enjoyed the music too, as much as the views.

Hazel

Ann said...

That's a wonderful place to live--what glorious views to take in as you go on your walks. It would be so nice to own any one of those boats. Nice music you chose.
Ann

Joy said...

I do love a harbour, gorgeous reflections. I laughed at "Fat Chance" I'm sure that will run through my mind next time I'm looking at a boat for sale sign.

magiceye said...

Lovely captures!

Ann, Chen Jie Xue 陈洁雪 said...

In Aucklands, we have a lot of moorage and Marinas, and sadly we lost the America's cup.

Gattina said...

I love to see marinas ! See you found and excellent word for your M post

Beverley Baird said...

What a beautiful area to be able to take walks|! Love your photos.

Tracy Crenshaw said...

What lovely pictures! I, too, am slightly envious of your access to such beauty everyday.

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

I love the peacefulness that all your marina shots evoke. Blessings!

Reader Wil said...

Thanks for your comment on my homeward voyage on the New Amsterdam.