June 24, 2021

POTW June 24thThings have opened up in Ontario as evidenced by some great shots of Toronto POTW has been receiving!

The first is from Mississauga’s Carol Trupke who headed from Port Credit YC for a season opening cruise:

“Good morning this photo is of our 38' Hunter sailboat, Kolibri, taken last weekend at the wall at Hanlan's in the Toronto Islands. The mooring wall is operated by Toronto Island Marina on behalf of the City, and they have their own presence on Facebook.

“It's an incredibly beautiful sight at night when the city is all lit up.

There is a fee to moor at the wall at Hanlan's but the ability to walk or cycle the islands or ply the waters with a dingy or SUP/kayak and enjoy the incredible surroundings are more than worth it!”

Carol

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Clearly heading to Toronto Island last weekend was on many minds; here are some beauties from Bill Andrew of Port Whitby Marina, east of Toronto.

“ Taken at Hanlan's Point in Toronto during the weekend of June 12.”

 

 



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Wild Child is a 1999 Sea Ray 370 Aft Cabin.

We are currently updating some electronics in preparation to cruise south in the next year or so.

Here’s the Cruising Wild Child video channel:https://youtu.be/87oOR7GWlGs
Wildchild VideosWherever you’re headed this summer, keep Photo of the Week in mind. We love your shots and they can be taken with your phone as well as your camera – we are equipment neutral! The subject can be kids, dogs, boats, or lunch aboard. You name it, just capture it and send the photo to POTW via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Looking forward to seeing yours.

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