On January 31, Marjorie and I flew to Calgary, accompanied by MacTavish the Super-Sheltie. We were going to visit family in Alberta before flying on to BC on February 5.
Alas, while in Calgary we were both felled by head colds -- and mine in particular was an industrial-strength stinker which took away my voice. We postponed our BC flight to February 7, but when the situation hadn't much improved by then, we flew back to Halifax instead. I was bitterly disappointed, but there isn't much point in continuing a speaking tour when you can't speak.
So we're back in Halifax, and the next public appearances are three presentations at the Halifax International Boat Show (Feb 16 at 5:30; Feb 17 at 1:30; Feb 18 at 1:00) and a brief talk at the Atlantic Provinces Booksellers Association dinner, also on Feb 18.
Interviews coming up on CBC Television's The Living East (to be recorded at the Boat Show on Feb 16, but I'm not sure when it will be broadcast) and on Furled Sails (www.furledsails.com), the world's first sailing podcast, out of Florida.