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Knitting on the Wild Side: the Bold Beginning September 17, 2012

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Our group of Adventurous Knitters has been on the Island for the last two days now and we couldn’t have asked for better weather or found ourselves in more capable hands.

The Tancook Ferry, ready to be loaded with lots of wool and knitterly goodies!

Sunday was a gorgeous day for a ferry ride to Big Tancook Island.  The sun was shining, nary a cloud in the sky and the water was calm and clear. Somehow we managed to choose the ferry’s busiest ride of the year, though: we hopped on at the same time as a huge Anniversay Party headed for Little Tancook!  The knitters all managed to secure seats, though it did get a little tense toward the departure time with some of my staff worrying that I’d missed the boat! (They didn’t realize that I couldn’t get back to the Upper Deck until after all the luggage (aka wool) had been loaded!)

Once on board, we all tucked in to our delicious lunches from the Kiwi Cafe in Chester and enjoyed a calm sea and lovely scenery.


Even our most seasick-prone passengers made it in one piece, with nary a belly-ache or distress!

Some of us had just gotten out our knitting when Little Tancook was spotted.  We left the revellers to their party and continued along for the last moments of our journey.  Just a few minutes later, we were docking at Big Tancook.  We were ready to embark on a Knitting Adventure, Tancook Style!

ImageThe Island crew was ready with their cars and trucks at the dock.  You wouldn’t believe how quickly all of our campers and their luggage were loaded and on their way to their new homes.

The rest of the afternoon was a time to get established on Tancook.  A time to unload, go for a walk and get to know the host families.

Four of my knitters are staying at this lovely cottage; this was the site of our first meal together

By the time we met at our first host family’s home for supper, everyone had had time to settle in and get a tour of the island–complete with a glimpse of my house! (I hadn’t expected that!)  We were treated to delicious appetizers on the lawn, followed by a gorgeous indoor supper complete with a spectacular view of the ocean.


Many happy exclamations were overheard when campers started opening their goody bags

And so our first day of camp was a success!  Our lovely weather was interrupted by quite a storm that night, complete with spectacular light show, which, it turns out, most of us enjoyed.  The sun had returned by morning and we were ready to start fresh, with my first teaching session at the local Recreation Centre.  And that’s a story for another day…


2 Responses to “Knitting on the Wild Side: the Bold Beginning”

  1. marie Says:

    OMG, everything looks FABULOUS!!! 🙂 Love the view and the pictures, thanks for taking the time to share!!

  2. colormusing Says:

    How fun!! Wish I was there… ; )

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