Monday, August 19, 2013

A Day Out in the Boat with Dave

Dave getting the boat ready to go
The most fabulous Uncle Dave got the boat up and ready for a day in the water. 

Alex, Nathan and Alicia headed out on the tube.

Alex trying to stand
At first, Alicia was in the middle, and the two boys were on the outside:  Alex 'bit it' with three fabulous wipe-outs, though none as impressive as the time he lost his shorts all together! :-)

Alex negotiated with the other two to rebalance the tube to place him in the centre.  

Nathaniel getting ready to walk on water
It did the trick, and dave was unable to shake the three of them loose (though his efforts were memorable!)

Then they switched to skiing.  

It has been three summers since Alex strapped his feet to the boards, but the body seems to remember:  up he went!  

Ah sweet summer!

Thank you Dave!


  1. Hello,

    I wish I had been down at the lake to enjoy this. And now all of you are gone ... back to Victoria, including Duncan's friend, Ben. We are missing all of you. We want to know all. Leaving so late there was a fear that you might miss the ferry. Did the boys ever get a break or did you drive right through. Good to have those 7-11 supersize containers to fill up with a beverage and keep them hydrated. Ben was surprised to hear that you were going to let him keep his.


  2. Hi, I just noticed your comment on my blog about Beaver Cove and that you are a Law professor at UVIC. My son Richard Pickard is an English professor at UVIC or did you already know that?