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We had Christmas 2009 at home with as many of the family as were in Quebec for the holidays.

Christmas was white, with more snow to follow.  This picture of our house was taken early January 2010.

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In January, Helen and Neil joined Denis and Pam Moonan on their boat in the San Blas Islands of Panama.

The islands are only about 100 miles East of the modern city of Panama and the Panama Canal, but life there much closer to the 19th century than the 21st.

This was our second visit (photos from 2009 are here)
In April Neil went to France to get Milvina ready for sailing.  Michael and Derek came over a bit later as university finished, and sailed to the Channel Islands, and on across the English Channel, up the Irish Sea to South West Scotland

Michael left from Guernsey to start articling (a one year legal apprenticeship necessary to become a member of the bar) in Vancouver.  Derek left from  from Holyhead, at the NW corner of Wales.  Helen joined Milvina in Holyhead.

En route to Scotland, we stopped for nearly a week on the Isle of Man, in the middle of the Irish Sea.
In Scotland our cruising became tortuous, as we had planned on spending the whole summer there, and had a variety  of friends on board, forcing schedules to meet them.

We sailed the following sectors as shown on the adjacent map.
SW Scotland from Portpatrick to Oban, in red
Loch Linnhe, North of Oban to Fort William, also in red
Oban to Loch Nevis, Skye, Rum and back to Oban in blue
Clyde Cruising Club Centennial Cruise in black
Western Mull in green
Oban up to Sheildaig with several stops in orange
Finally back to the Clyde to haul out for the winter at Roseneath in the Gareloch, about 25 miles NW of Glasgow.
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