Apr 11, 2017
New and exciting are two terms that have become synonymous with the Mill Bay Marina. Going into its 5th year of operation the Mill Bay Marina has become a regular stop for many boaters. The Mill Bay Marine Group’s efforts to innovate and add to the spot’s energy are what keeps people coming back.
This year at Mill Bay , Blue Dog Kayaking has expanded its offerings to include: Paddle Canada courses, Gulf Island tours, full moon tours, paddle board instruction and much more. Yoga on the dock, will be back with a new schedule being released in May and Bridgemans Bistro’s new Spring Menu will be sure to please.
The marina has recently completed its third annual Fishing Derby, the ‘Saaninch Inlet Salmon Challenge.’ The event was sold out, and 150 anglers converged on their docks to enjoy BBQ and warp up party. The event supports the Pacific Salmon Foundation and local Salmon enhancement.
Bridemans Bistro will be hosting some live music on their patio that overlooks the marina.The ‘Stragglers’ have dates booked for April 9th, 23rd, and 30th already. Keep an eye on their social media pages for updates. The marina will host a number of rendezvous’ this summer and will be brining back their famous ‘Docktails’ catered by Bridgemans and served on the dock.
Mill Bay Marina is located in the Saanich Inlet, and is great for re-provisioning. The marina offers diesel, gas, sani-pumpout and the Mill Bay centre, is a short stroll away with groceries, shopping and more.
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By 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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