Milltown

All photos taken on February 3, 2022.

We had 30 minutes to spare between Benji shopping and picking B up from his appointment. We thought we were headed to a seafront park in Richmond, but we ended up in a Marina and Marine Services development.

Time was short, there was still plenty to see and we would make the best of it. We would catch the waterfront park at another time.

Fraser River looking toward the Vancouver International Airport
Milltown Marine Service – Boat repair, winterization, marina and boat dry storage
Log booms along the Fraser River
Looking down to the marina

Boat marinas are big business all over the lower mainland

Wood chip barges awaiting delivery and processing (possibly into OSB)

Boat varieties are as different as their owners and their budgets

Row on row of boats

Not a clear shot, but I managed to capture the resident eagle

And we were off again, hoping to complete our travel before the crushing Vancouver downtown rush hour traffic. We were definitely glad to have a car to carry out all our errands.

Published by kagould17

Not much to tell. After working for 3 companies over 43+ years (38 years 7 months with my last company), I finally got that promotion I had waited my entire career for……retirement. I have been exploring this new career for the past 7+ years and while it is not always exciting, the chance to do what I want for myself and my family instead of what my company wants has been very fulfilling. Early on, there was a long list of projects in my “to-do” hopper and I attacked these projects with a vengeance for the first 9 months of retirement. Eventually, my brain told me that this was not what retirement was about, so it took me another 5 months before my industriousness again took over and I attacked another line of projects, this time somewhat shorter and less complicated, as well as many new projects related to the family weddings in 2016. After going hard for 6 weeks and 3 weddings, my body was telling me to relax, then the flu bug hit and as soon as that was done with me, my sciatic acted up. No rest for the wicked. In 2020 and 2021, the Covid 19 pandemic changed the whole retirement gig. I was lucky to not be still working, for sure. I enjoy photography, gardening, working with my hands, walking, cycling, skiing, travelling, reading and creating special photo and video productions obtained in my first pastime. I may never become wealthy in any of these pursuits, but I already feel I am rich in life experiences far beyond any expectation.

11 thoughts on “Milltown

  1. I didn’t realize that log booms were still used these days. Somehow, I imagined the logs being zipped on to huge special trucks instead, ;- ) I love your idea about “thirty minutes”. One of my favorite things in retirement (especially during covid) is to take a drive to see what’s interesting right nearby.
    -Julie

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    1. They are still used here when the logs get into busy shipping lanes. Covid had a lot to do with exploring closer to home for us. There is still a lot to see even if you are living small. Thanks for reading and commenting Julie. Allan

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    1. Imagining what it would be like to own one. I always wonder about the Living the Dream II and Living the Dream III. What happened to #1 or #2. Did they sink or did the dream turn into a nightmare? Thanks for reading Linda. Allan

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