Feb  8, 2018

Photo of the Week is our opportunity to get creative with cameras, phones or even a GoPro!

The POTW rules are simple. It has to be your shot, taken in and around boats or from a boat. Or anything else boat related. Or any great photo of docks, ports, winches, engine parts, people, pets on boats, and of course sunsets. You shoot it, we’ll include it.

Send your photos 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 into the publication soon! Thanks in advance.

Dusk On The OceanHere are three for the week of Feb 8:

“Sending along some favourite pics from Desolation Sound – 5 families cruising for a week!

First one is in Laura’s Cove at the famed rope swing, second one south of Cortes Island, third one outside Tenedos Bay.”

MJ Turton

Kelowna, BC

POTW Jump!

Desolation Sound

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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