Dec 21, 2016

Wow you take good shots. We’re delighted with all the input, but please don’t slow down. We will use them all.


Here are the rules – they must be taken from or near a boat. They must be your shots and free from copyright. Most importantly, they must be wonderful. Send the to us via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and put Photo in the subject line.
This week – eight shots!


First the beautiful sunset shots we promised. Four gorgeous images will help you remember summer and look forward to next year.

Photo 1: This photo was taken last August from our boat, a 26ft Tanzer. We are anchored in Club Island in Georgian Bay. 

Pauline Fitzgerald

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Photo 2: This was taken cruising across Lake Ontario from Oakville to the Welland Canal.
Dean Powers
Hamilton

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Photo 3: a sunset from the Broken Island Group near Bamfield BC taken by Dave Pavlik

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Photo 4: My wife Sheree and I were taking a sunset cruise of San Diego Harbour with this wonderful sunset
Mike Johnson

Oakville Power Squadron

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And now some locks!!


Mike Johnson also sent some nice shots of locking through:


Photo 5: We were taking our boat up the Trent canal and had to share lock #20 Ashburnham with the Peterborough lock tour boat

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Photo 6: Waiting to enter Buckhorn lock #31 of the Trent Canal.


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Thanks for all those, Mike


The next two are from Marc Robic, Captain/Owner Aquaholic 3, Montreal


Photo 7: Aquaholic waiting for the 85' feet guillotine style doors of the Carillon Lock to rise. Carillon Lock is locate about half way between Montreal and Ottawa and is one of the highest single step elevation locks in North America.


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Photo 8: Aquaholic inside Carillon Lock before the 80 foot rise.
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And that’s Photo of the Week. Keep ‘em coming!

Almost Canadian, Almost Caribbean

Grand Turk IslandBy Mark Stevens • Photos by Sharon Matthews-Stevens

Late afternoon, Grand Turk Island in the Turks and Caicos.

I’m chilling on the balcony of our beachside suite at the Bohio Dive Resort, gazing at sun-burnished whispering surf nuzzling the sand ten metres away.

A single couple populates the beach, shaded by a Norfolk pine. She leans over to say something to her partner every once in a while. Moments later he answers her.

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Cedar Island Yacht ClubBy Katherine Stone
The very first yacht club ever featured in this column was the Buffalo Yacht Club, back in 2012. I chose to start with this particular club as it was the only one that had clubhouses in two countries: the United States and Canada.Canada is deeply tied to the United States as their number one trading partner, enjoys many cultural similarities, and a shared language; so this seemed like a fun way to start what has now become an ensconced column in every issue. However, the Buffalo Yacht Club is not the southernmost yacht club in Canada, as that distinction lies with the Cedar Island Yacht Club...

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Fast, spacious and stable – the Leopard 45 is the stuff dreams are made of!

During those cold, cold, sunless, dreary months of January and February, I want to remember the fun I had in the sun on the water. Did someone say charter? In warm weather?In warm waters?

If you plan on chartering when the weather in Canada is less than ideal (mmmmm…that’s two months of bad sledding), then I suggest you charter, purchase to charter, or just buy to own and enjoy for yourself the newly redesigned Leopard 45 sailing catamaran.

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