Mar 22, 2017

Mugu w WhalesPooches on pause. Whales!

After we published a picture of a cute doggie in a life jacket we got some great dog-onboard photos and published a couple in our last issue. We have now received even more, but I am going to switch mammals this time to give you some extraordinary boat and whale shots.

This great shot came from Laurette and Frank Mogridge in British Columbia. “MV Mugu Maru waiting for killer whales to pass Sidney, BC”

Trip to VictoriaMore Humbacks in the Straits

Our photo-prolific reader Mike Johnson writes “ I'd just retired and took a trip with a fellow retiree from the TTC.

We were touring the Strait of Juan De Fuca and had the opportunity to see this humpback surface.”

Trip to Victoria 2Got a whale of a shot? Send it our way. The photos must be taken from or near a boat. They don’t have to be mammals – although an onboard cat might be interesting - any great shot is a winner! 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.

Trip to VictoriaWe’ll publish yours in the next issue!!

-JM

 

 

 

 

 

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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