At the Purcari Winery in the village of Purcari, Moldova. Photo taken December 7, 2016.
Where are Kevin and Ruth right now? Tiraspol, Transnistria...the country that doesn't exist.

Where are they going next? Northern Moldova. Arrive December 11th.

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Just about jumped out of my boots!

Every morning, I wander down to the water pump and the shoreline here at the park. Just to confirm that the pressure is right and there are no problems.

Beside the pump, there are a couple of old docks and the bleed off hose to relieve the system pressure. The constant supply of water from the bleed off hose has eroded the sand underneath one of the docks and there is a little bit of trench there.

I checked the pressure, and it was all good. I wandered out on to one of the docks just to have a look at the water level that is still rising.

As I got to the end of the dock, a huge great blue heron squawked and flew out from the trench underneath the dock. And I squawked too! Just about made me jump out of my boots because the thing was only about two feet away from me! They sure are a big bird when you're that close to them.

Too funny.

Not very busy in the park this weekend, despite a fairly nice weather forecast. High today supposed to be 27C (81F) with sunshine, although it'supposed to be quite windy too. We've got one large group of guys up in the tenting/overflow area who are having a stag party. Great weekend to do it because they can pretty much have as much fun as they want up there with not too many other people around.

Next weekend is Labor Day holiday weekend, but it will all depend on the weather. We do have a couple of reservations, but we'll get a lot of last minute campers if the weather turns out good.

Ruth had a great idea to do a pot luck dinner on the Sunday of next weekend. I even called about getting a liquor licence. The laws here in Saskatchewan state that campers can have their own booze at their site, but that there is no other alcohol allowed anywhere in the park without a licence.

No problem getting a licence (for a $25 fee), however people aren't allowed to bring their own drink to the event. Under any circumstances. Holy cow, we've got some archaic laws up here, don't we? I swear, some of our Canadian alcohol laws were made up during prohibition, and never changed later on. Crazy stuff. Anyhow, we're allowed to supply and giveaway or sell booze, but people cannot bring their own.

So I guess we'll pick up a couple of boxes of wine and a case of beer and sell drinks for $2.50 a piece on a cost recovery basis.

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14 comments:

  1. Really stupid liquor laws. They changed the law in BC so they can sell wine in grocery stores...except due to the stupid way they hand out liquor licenses to stores (none within a certain number of km) I think there is only one grocery store in all of BC doing it. They should just change it to like the USA. Makes things so much easier.

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    1. Yep, they are stupid laws and we can't for the life us of see why they can't change them. One day I am sure they will change, just don't know when that day will be!

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  2. Soon we will be able to buy Ontario wine in BC, and visa versa. Our liquor laws are indeed stupid.

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    1. I thought you already could! I am sure that I saw BC wines in our liquor stores years ago but maybe I am wrong. Yep, they don't make any sense!

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  3. A surprise encounter like that with the Blue Heron gets your heart rate up without having to jog:)

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  4. Yup the liquor laws here and from the dark ages. but thats Canada for you. in some ways not moving forward very quickly.

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    1. Some countries laws just don't make any sense. Our next door neighbours, the USA has a drinking age of 21 years old, yet alcohol is easily available just about anywhere there but in Canada our drinking age is 19, other that Alberta and Quebec where it is 18, yet they you have to search around for government stores in order to buy it, other than Quebec where you can get beer in the corner store. One day the rules will change.

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  5. The liquor laws may be archaic, but youndid get rid of the penny, somthere's that. Did Canada do prohibition back in the day? I seem to remember smuggling of whiskey from Canada being a thing.

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    1. Yes, we did get rid of the penny. Doing that sure made sense and saved the government money.

      According to Wikipedia "The prohibition of alcohol in Canada arose in various stages, from the possibility of local municipal bans in the late 19th century, to provincial bans in the early 20th century, to national prohibition (a temporary wartime measure) from 1918 to 1920. Most provinces repealed their bans in the 1920s, though alcohol was illegal in Prince Edward Island until 1948."

      Al Capone actually did some smuggling of booze from the small city of Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan in the tunnels under the city where they eventually made their way to Chicago using the tunnels to get out of Moose Jaw undetected!

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  6. Did you know Sk has the highest numbers for drunk driving? In the opinion of many, the recent changes to seeing alcohol in this province are detrimental and should be tightened up. If you had lost a loved one to a drunk driver, your opinions might be different.

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    1. Yes, we did know that Saskatchewan has the highest numbers for drunk driving but I don't think changing the laws to make it harder to access alcohol will change that! People unfortunately will still find a way to get it and still drink and drive.

      The main reason the numbers are higher in Saskatchewan is the lack of police and police presence out on all the back roads. People know they can get away with it so they do! Just in our area alone there is one police car monitoring a huge, huge area. Even if you call in a drunk driver the chances that the police will get to your area could be more than a half hour and by that time the driver is most liking gone. What Saskatchewan needs in better education on the effects of drunk driving and way more police out there on our roads!

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    2. Amonymous' comment in a nutshell Ruth, is why we have archaic liquor laws...The general belief that restricting accessibility will have any effect on drunk driving. Only a fear of getting caught and stiff consequences will curb the irresponsible people who continue to do it.

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    3. Thank you Esther! Yep, I think they need to make the consequences way worse, right now it is almost like you just get a slap on the hand if caught. The laws need to be severe and they need to have way more police out on the roads to enforce them. People need to be scared that they have a higher chance of getting caught in order to help rid the roads of drunk driving. As it stands right now, we have rarely ever seen a police car out on the road since arriving in May, so people know that they can most likely get away with it, such a shame.

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