|Winter started slowly and late,
as this photo of Fessenden Falls hear us taken on New Year's Day shows.
Only a little snow, and river not frozen.
We had ski trips to Sugarloaf in Maine and to Whistler, with stops in Calgary and Golden, BC en route.
Helen and Neil continued to volunteer as First Responders at home, and also as instructors in the handicapped ski program at Owl's Head, a nearby ski area.
Michael's law practice in Vancouver got going well (http://www.lomm.ca), and Derek moved to Calgary to teach.
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Whistler had good snow, and plenty of it, but little sun when we were there, so we took few photos.
Helen at Sugarloaf and Neil at Whistler here
In April Neil
and Helen left the boys working and headed to Germany to launch Milvina,
with a stop in London on the way.
Following pages show the summer sailing:
London (update 31 July 2012)
Germany (update 31st July 2012)
Sweden South (update 31st July 2012)
Gotland (update 1st Aug 2012)
Sweden Gotland to Stockholm (update 4 August 2012)
Finland (update 8 Aug 2012)
Sailing to Russia (update 5 August 2012)
Cossack dancers (update 3 August 2012
Peterhof (update 6 Aug 2012)
Hermitage (update 6 Aug 2012)
St Issac's Cathedral (update 8 Aug 2012)
St Petersburg miscellaneous (update 8 Aug 2012)
Church of the Saviour on Spilled Blood (update 9 Aug 2012)
Moscow and Kremlin (update 9 Aug 12
Peter and Paul fortress (update 10 Aug 12)
Sweden heading South (update 11 Oct 12)
Bornholm (update 17 Dec 12)
Germany in Fall (update 17 Dec 12)
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