I have had a wonderful vacation with my mother. She is a tour manager (recently retired) and has visited the beautiful west coast of Canada many times. We took the opportunity of this time between my Clipper races to travel together there. Within 12 hours of arriving home in Toronto from Antigua, I was back on a plane heading to B.C. with Mom. She showed me some of her favourite spots and we explored nooks and crannies she'd never been to. We gravitated to the water everywhere we went. In fact, upon arriving in Victoria after our mad dash out of Vancouver, it was less than one hour before I was back on a boat and we were taking a water tour of the harbour and gorge :-)
I treasure the time we've had together. She tolerated me in my zombie-like state and helped me re-energize in the first days of our time together like only a mother would. As we adventured together by car, and enjoyed lingering during meals and long walks together, we created new memories and reflected together on many old ones.
Mom came to Seattle with me to see me settled in with my new crew. She saw the boat that will be my home for the better part of 2 months and met some of my crewmates.
What a surprise when we got to the hotel to find that the balcony had a view of the Clipper Race boats! I'm getting excited!!
Go ClipperTelemed+! (a.k.a "LGB" for the "little green boat"... Will you be following us on the Race Viewer?)