Good Day

Been on another hiatus, nice to see you all.  Lori and I have had a very busy summer.  During our vacations, we decided to work together on a new project, incorporating a variety of social media platforms.  The gist of this idea is to chronicle our journey towards retirement.  We’ve been working towards this goal for about 10 years now and have made many left, right and 180 degree turns.  We have come up with many plans that cover both our economics and our wish list, while discarding some, expanding on others andrevisiting many.  There have been many twists and turns, but we always move ahead and grow in the process.  We plan to chronicle our journey from this point on and take a look backwards on how we got to where we are today.  We look forward to your comments and help in helping us figure out what to do next.  At the same time, we hope that we can help you in your journey in some small way.


Here are the links to the various sites.

JohnLoriEh on WordPress

JohnLoriEh on Facebook

JohnLoriEh on YouTube


This site will continue, with the variety of posts that I’ve become accustomed to placing here. So if that is what you enjoy, that will not change.  The same goes for its sister site, The Real Canadian Music Blog.  If you are interested though, I have posted the links to our new project below.  And, if you are wondering, JohnLoriEh is the name of our 1979 25 foot O’Day sailboat that we have docked on Kootenay Lake in the Canadian Rockies.  You will see a fair bit of our adventures in that setting.  Here is a glimpse of that.  Hope to see you on the new site.

Song Of The Day – “Weightless One” by Two Hour Traffic

A Canadian band out of Prince Edward Island.

Sailing Kootenay Lake

Not much wind, not much to do.  Had a full cockpit so didn’t raise the jib, likely should have.  Love the views.  Our SV is a 25 foot O’day from 1979.  Loving it.  Sorry it is on an iPhone so a pretty narrow shot.

Alaska From The Ocean



A shot I took with my iPhone in July of 2013 as we cruised past on a Celebrity cruise liner.  A different look of the mountains from what we are used to as we see them from the Alberta side daily.  Very stark contrast as they rise out of the ocean as compared to the foothills and prairie on our side.

Song Of The Day – “Weightless One” by Two Hour Traffic

A Canadian band out of Prince Edward Island.

Song Of The Day – “September Fields” by Frazey Ford

Being as how we are in the Kootenays, it seems appropriate to post a tune by Castlegar’s own Frazey Ford.  It doesn’t hurt either that it is a terrific tune.

Song Of The Day – “Charmer” – Aimee Mann

A tune by Aimee Mann, Charmer, released as a single in 2012.

Pilot Bay Lighthouse – Kootenay Lake, BC, Canada

Took a walk up to the Pilot Bay Lighthouse.  Easy trail, slightly uphill and well worn.  The lighthouse is wood and was used to note the entrance to the West Arm of Kootenay Lake.  It has not been used for many years and is the subject of a historical preservation society.  The light was visible for 30 miles in each direction on the lake.

Pilot Bay Lighthouse

Pilot Bay Lighthouse

This is the view of the lake from the top of the lighthouse.  Spectacular views everywhere in this part of the world.

View Into The West Arm Of The Lake

Song Of The Day – “Watch Out For The Fuzz” – Howie Beck

Just a tune, on vacation in the Kootenays, but it is flipping raining.  Can’t do much sailing in the rain.  Howie Beck with some great Adult “Alternative” for you, whatever Adult Alternative is.  Just good music from what I can tell.

Fish Creek Provincial Park – Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Discovered this park in the centre of Calgary and will share a few photos.  A beautiful walk in an area surrounded by a million people.

A Dog Day Afternoon

A Dog Day Afternoon

Fish Creek Swimming Hole

Fish Creek Swimming Hole


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