Friday, 12 February 2016


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Thursday, 28 January 2016

New York Minutes, the Other Days

Since it's Throw Back Thursday I thought I'd share a follow up post about our visit to New York City for the American Thanksgiving Holiday.... 

Day two of our recent trip to NYC found us stiring out of bed at 5:30 am, and headed for the subway by 7:00. We were pretty excited to be heading downtown to Columbus Circle for the Macey's Thanksgiving Day Parade! We headed out early to ensure a good viewing spot, as the parade began at 9:00 am at the North side of Central Park. Attending the Macey's parade had been on my bucket list for some time. Before we departed TO I had several friends comment, arn't you nervous about attending such a big event in a big city? But, to be honest, I tried not to give it too much thought. I prefer to direct my energy and thoughts towards the positive aspects of our world. You have to believe in the good. And, to see those big silly character balloons come floating down the steets of a massive city, that has also come to a massive standstill, is certainly energizing and uplifting!

The other days of our getaway involved a visit to the beautiful New York City Botanical Gardens, as well as a walk upon the Highline. We certainly lucked out with great weather over the week!

Our visit to the Botanical Gardens coincided with the Holiday Train Show. While the park itself was beautiful, and very much reminded me of our Toronto Islands, the exhibit was truly wonderful. Featuring model trains that meandered through the tropical conservatories and past dozens of miniature replicas of New York City's most known landmarks and architecture. The replicas were all exquisitely constructed of bark, twigs, and all sorts of natural materials. 

I highly recommend a visit to the Highline on your next trip to the Big Apple. The Highline is a public park built upon an old freight train line that is elevated over the city. It's full of gardens, public art, various vendors, and hosts all types of different events through the the year.   

What are your must see's while in the Big Apple? 

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Friday, 22 January 2016

A là Bicyclette

It's here. The cold weather of winter is finally upon us. And here we are in the month of January and we are still riding our bikes to and fro just like it was July. The weather until now, has been incredibly, if not worryingly, mild. The past two winters have been brutal, and while we have had the

Monday, 11 January 2016

A New Year!

Why hello and, welcome 2016! First and foremost Happy New Year to you all! We, aboard Monster, had a marvelous holiday season, and are incredibly thankful for the great year that 2015 was for us. We are looking forward to the great things to come in the year ahead,

Thursday, 24 December 2015

A Merry Monster Christmas!

Here aboard Monster, we are all set for the Holidays. Living aboard we certainly have had to downsize the decorations, but we'd like to think we have lots of Christmas spirit! Our recent trip to NYC certainly spearheaded those festive feelings. For us, it's all about believing in the spirit of the

Sunday, 13 December 2015

Happy Blogiversary!

Today our dear blog Good Ship Monster turns two! Yay! It's hard to believe we have not only lived afloat for two years, but that I have been steadily penning all our moments and sharing them with you. 

My heartfelt Thank You to all of you readers, whom faithfully follow our adventures!

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Wednesday, 9 December 2015

New York Minutes, Day One

And we're back from an epic holiday in New York City! I wish I could say we had experienced this adventure aboard Monster. However, she was safely tied fast to the dock with the Dog under the watchful eye of a wonderful Friend and Dog Sitter! Thank you, thank you, thank you Z!

Monday, 16 November 2015

Monday Muster

Muster Midships!

Things have certainly been quiet on the blog front. However, we have been busy reacquainting ourselves, once again, to life in city. Here's a few pics, as we've certainly been out and about!

Thursday, 29 October 2015

Seasons of the Island

It was dark. I meandered around our dock, the marina and its paths, with a flashlight in hand, walking the Dog as per her nightly ritual. The wind was strong and brisk, as it has been all week. The leaves skittered about my feet. I wore a toque, a heavy vest, and sandals. The damp but yet, dry leaves brushed against my

Monday, 5 October 2015

Monday Muster

Muster Midships!

With the blast of weather that blew in over the weekend, I'm already missing the hot summer days. The tune 'Let's go the Ex!...' is still playing in my mind. I'm harkening back, as on the Friday of the long Labour Day weekend that's what we did! It had been years since either Gordon or myself had