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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Armdale Yacht ClubBy Katherine Stone

You can’t possibly pack in more national history associated with a yacht club than what you can find on Deadman’s Island in Nova Scotia. This is what Halloween legends were made of, as it was not uncommon once upon a time, to have an arm appear out of the ground in winter with the remainder of the poor skeleton not being reunited with its appendage until the spring thaw.

Many years after the Micmacs discovered Melville Island, the spot they called “end of the water,” the site was used for storehouses and then was purchased by the British, where a prisoner-of-war camp was built to house captives in the Napoleonic Wars and then later during the War of 1812.

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Vanquish 24 RunaboutBy Andy Adams

Big, elegant, and capable

Families with young people who are seriously into waterskiing or wake boarding face a difficult choice: Buy a dedicated tow sports boat and make the kids happy or buy a more traditional family boat and make everyone comfortable.

In our opinion, the Vanquish 24 Runabout offers up a big, elegant, and capable solution that could make everybody happy. This is not a cheap solution, but it's an impressive one. Last August, we traveled to Gravenhurst, Ontario, and got our first look at the Vanquish 24 Runabout, tied up at Muskoka Wharf Marine. One glance told us this was a special boat.

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