Nov 9, 2017

Monk and PupDear POTW fans,

This Photo of the Week sequence from Chris Chahley and Kathy Coyle explains the whole boat thing. If you don’t love these shots, the time has come for you to switch to bowling!!!

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Chris & Kathy sent some notes with these sweet pics:

Christian IslandsThe boat is a Monk 36 trawler named StarDust X. It was built in 1998 by Nova Scotia Yachts. They're no longer with us but there are still a couple of hundred Monks around the continent and an active user group. Great boat!

Yoshi is our 11 year old Bichon Frise. He's a pretty good boater and likes to keep a close watch from the foredeck.

This pic is a good chuckle.

Monk At Mooring In Parry SoundThis shot is from the first night on its new mooring in front of our cottage in Parry Sound, Georgian Bay. We got the boat this spring.

Directly across from Killbear Park lighthouse if you know the area.

We love Kathy and Chris’ fine shots; please send us yours. Every issue we showcase a readers’ boating pictures. Send them to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with POTW in the subject and we’ll get them in the publication. Thanks in advance!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Design

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