Shopping Carts and Loonies
It isn’t about the money, it is the principle of things. In Campbell River when you shop at the large grocery store by the marina you put a loonie in the cart to unlock it and use it. A loonie is a Canadian $1 coin. When you return the cart to the right place the loonie pops back out at you.
We did come major shopping the other day so used the cart to go back to the boat. We were moored at the far end of a long dock. Person after person tried to be helpful saying they would return our cart for us. Garry kept saying no thanks. Since we were going out for dinner in just a bit we would return it. About 30 minutes later we are just sitting in the boat and some random guy comes down the dock and walks away with our cart. Garry was not happy! It was our cart and our loonie! He didn’t run after him but it was close. I just kept laughing at him. After the exchange rate it was only about 75 cents but he kept saying, but it is the principle!!!
Inlets, Arms, Bays, Channels, Straits, Sound, Sea, Ocean
Someone asked the other day when we were at Denham Bay what the body of water in front of the lodge was called. It happens to be Cordero Channel but it made me stop and think about all the different types of water we travel on up here and what the differences really are. I looked some up because I really didn’t know. In my mind I picture what they each are but the technical descriptions are at times confusing. I guess next time when I am asked I will just say salt water.
We decided to extend our stay in Campbell River until Sunday morning. It doesn’t happen often but we are across the dock from a very anti-social couple. Usually boaters are chatty and helpful and friendly. The boat across from us is American. It has Washington stickers on it but the port of call under the boat name is a California city. It is an older boat and an older couple. The boat is about our size and nicely kept up. We have been here almost 3 days and they have never said hello or anything. When they are out on their bridge they turn their chairs so they don’t look at us. Yesterday they started closing their side curtains on the side that faces us. Very very weird. We keep hoping they will leave and we will get a new friendly neighbor before we leave on Sunday.