Tag Archives: Manley Hot Springs

A sadly neglected blog

A long time has passed since I posted here. I have been blogging for 6 years — or more — I lose track. After a while I wonder whether I have anything more to say. For a time I was … Continue reading

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Notes from the frozen north

Jerry and I have been in Manley for a 2 weeks. Until 2 days ago it was still deeply frozen. We check the thermometer about 10 times a day to see whether there is a hope of a thaw before … Continue reading

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From Lummi to Manley

We left Bellingham on the MV Columbia, the flagship vessel of the Alaska Marine Highway ferry system.  The Columbia aspires to a degree of elegance. At the stern of the ship there’s a formal dining room which has soft lighting, … Continue reading

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A life lived by impulse

When I first began to blog I wrote an account of Jerry’s and my late life courtship.  I only had a few readers then.  This is part  I of 2 posts written almost 2 years ago.  I thought it would … Continue reading

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Notes from Manley

On Sunday Jerry and I had dinner with 3 of our Manley friends.  We have been away for a year, and so we had a lot to catch up on. The new airport, which had been planned last year, was … Continue reading

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Before the trip begins

We are counting down to departure time.  Seeing friends we won’t see for the next 6 weeks.  Finishing jobs around the house and garden.  Paying bills.  Arranging cat care.  Making lists; shopping.  Getting blood pressure, eyes, heart checked.  Getting teeth … Continue reading

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Summer is ending; what’s next?

I come home from trips and fall back into my soft routine.  It goes like this:  Up in the morning at 6:30 or 7:00.  Let dogs and cat out.  Make bed, quick shower, get dressed.  Jerry has started tea for … Continue reading

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Manley Hot Springs, past and present

Yesterday, Sunday of Memorial Day weekend, we spent most of the afternoon at a celebration of the 50 th year since the establishment of the Manley school, now called the Gladys Dart Manley Hot Springs School.  Gladys herself organized the … Continue reading

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Falling apart together, part 2

I was up a lot last night with a sick cat. Every time I came back to bed a sleepy man wrapped an arm around me and mumbled something sympathetic. He was really tired because all day long he had … Continue reading

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