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Sorry for Barging in Like This

All photos taken on January 27, 2022.

On November 15, 2021, strong winds, rough seas and a high tide pushed an empty barge aground at Sunset Beach on English Bay in Vancouver. At one point, there was concern that the barge might be pushed into the Burrard bridge. Repeated attempts to refloat the barge over the past 2 months have all failed and it has since become a fixture at this location.

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Published by kagould17

Not much to tell. After working for 3 companies over 43+ years (38 years 7 months with my last company), I finally got that promotion I had waited my entire career for……retirement. I have been exploring this new career for the past 7+ years and while it is not always exciting, the chance to do what I want for myself and my family instead of what my company wants has been very fulfilling. Early on, there was a long list of projects in my “to-do” hopper and I attacked these projects with a vengeance for the first 9 months of retirement. Eventually, my brain told me that this was not what retirement was about, so it took me another 5 months before my industriousness again took over and I attacked another line of projects, this time somewhat shorter and less complicated, as well as many new projects related to the family weddings in 2016. After going hard for 6 weeks and 3 weddings, my body was telling me to relax, then the flu bug hit and as soon as that was done with me, my sciatic acted up. No rest for the wicked. In 2020 and 2021, the Covid 19 pandemic changed the whole retirement gig. I was lucky to not be still working, for sure. I enjoy photography, gardening, working with my hands, walking, cycling, skiing, travelling, reading and creating special photo and video productions obtained in my first pastime. I may never become wealthy in any of these pursuits, but I already feel I am rich in life experiences far beyond any expectation.

17 thoughts on “Sorry for Barging in Like This

    1. Glad I was not out on or by the water that day. I think they are scared of doing some real damage to the beach and breakwater. The owner finally came to the conclusion that dismantling was the only way. Thanks for reading Lynette. Happy Friday. Allan

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  1. Having grown up on the banks of the Mississippi River, I am familiar with thousands of tons of barge getting stuck now and then. All they can do is wait for high waters again or do what they are planning to do – dismantle it where it sits.
    Hope all is going well.

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    1. No doubt it would be normal on a main shipping channel. Not a desired attraction on a beach though. They have tried pulling it off on several King tides with no success. Dismantling is the final solution to clear it before summer. All is well here. Spring is almost here….I can see parts of my lawn and garden, but still a few weeks before serious yard work. Hope all is well with you. Thanks for reading. Allan

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    1. The beach and breakwater is very sensitive here. They did not want to damage the shore and have to reconstruct it. They tried numerous times to drag it free at King tide, but Mother Nature made sure she was hard aground. The owner finally agreed to remove it in pieces. Thanks for reading. It was a great photo op for sure. Allan


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