POTW JacquesIt was a trip 2 or 3 years ago, and all 4 boats traveled up to the Killarney area in a flotilla--Sea'chelle, Unwinder, Gillian, and After Sailin'. Perfect weather and beautiful scenery, which some of the group had never seen. Five of us climbed up to the very top of that ridge above Covered Portage. You can just see my shoe in the foreground. 

Canada Day Photo ContestCongratulations to everyone who sent along a wonderful Canada Day photo. Fabulous photos and what a variety. We now have an annual tradition!

JillJust as you were, the people who labour in the trenches at CY were out on the water with their families over the Canada Day weekend too. And they took some photos that we are sharing for our Photos of the Week.

BoatoxBefore we announce the contest, here’s a fine shot of very interesting transom your editor took on a recent junket. Love it!!

Rising WatersThis is a fine video Our correspondent Patrick Festing-Smith of Mango Charters alerted us to this very informative, if totally irreverent, video highlighting a potentially scary ecological problem.

Jan and Bill StoverThe photo of us in our dinghy was taken from the shores of Beausoleil Island.  We were on our way to Honeymoon Bay in the north of the Island and we were attending a Great Lakes Cruising Club Rendezvous for Georgian Bay boaters. Jan is "Admiral of the Fleet" and I am "Bilge Billy.”

Arthurs Family DinghyMeet the Arthurs Family of Penetanguishene, Ontario.  Abbie, Ella, Jennifer and Michael and their pooch Bailey head out from Hindson Marina in their cuddy every chance they get.  They love the many beautiful anchorages on Southern Georgian Bay especially their favourite spot, Giants Tomb. 

Wilson NYPhoto of the Week (POTW) is an opportunity to look at the album of shots that make up a great boating experience.  Our readers, friends and anyone else are invited to share their shots.

Glenora FerryThe skies are moody and weather remains a little fluky, but soon we’ll be into the all-too-brief boating summer. Shelley from Prince Edward County shared this shot of the marina by the dock of the Glenora ferry. The free(!) car carrier that connects the east end of the County to the eastern Ontario mainland.

POTWThis weeks’s Photo of the Week is actually a video, suggested to us by Gord Walker from Thornbury. Please don’t try this at home, even if you are a “girl.”

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