Monday, 19 December 2011



I was all decorated in my best Christmas outfit all ready for the Winterfest Parade. Streaming lights of red and white lined my flag halyards to support my country of residence. The Nova Scotia tartan scarf wrapped around my neck kept me looking very traditional, and possibly a little too warm in the Florida climate! I was shined up and glowing with Christmas cheer as I made my way along the inter coastal waving and blowing my whistle.

I had lots of help to get prepared for the parade! The crew were hard to work as usual, and I had some special appearances from some close friends back from Halifax to take care of last minute preparations. During the parade, my decks were occupied by some special guests who helped me out during the long trip down from Halifax.

It was a long night, but I was too excited to be tired. I had been awaiting this moment since back in October when I cast my lines from my familiar home at the Halifax Waterfront. After the long trip, tireless efforts from so many people, and a new acquaintances made along the way, I can't thank everyone enough for my trip to Southern Florida. I wish everyone a very warm Happy Holidays, and am looking forward to the New Year! I will spend Christmas in Fort Lauderdale with my new friends and then let everyone know where I am off to next! Toot toot!

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