BermudaUnfortunately this is not a picture from a boat but was taken on the evening of February 27, 2019 looking out over the Great Sound in Bermuda and over the course used for the Americas Cup in 2017 but it does show the beauty of the water and why we are attracted to boating.

Big BoatJud Buchanan from Campbellville, ON, is a friend of ours who loves boats but loves cars even more. In preparation for demonstrating the towing capacity of the new Subaru Ascent (Jud’s day job is a professional automotive facilitator) he hooked up a pretty hot-looking Yamaha AR240 Sport Boat.

Boat ValentineBack to more conventional photos next issue. The photo of the week can be anything photographed on or near your boat, pictures from your winter boating adventure...

Cape BretonMy husband and I were visiting the Bra d'Or Lake from Newfoundland in our 39 foot Sea Ray Sundancer. Lovely trip. Looking forward to summer 2019!! 

PandaThis issue, to kick off 2019, we have an unofficial Photo of the week and this, the unofficial POTW. It came to us in a text from Roger in Windsor, but it’s hard to resist.

Andrew Muscat and Jordan PetersAndrew Muscat and Jordan Peters of Fort Erie ON run triple 700-Merc Stress Relief and provided this impressive shot.

EagleThis past October we drove to Telegraph Cove with friends and spent a day of wonder cruising the area as part of a fundraiser for MERS (Marine Education and Research Society).

Swimming With WhalesWe have kept our subscription to Canadian Yacht Onboard as we have traveled the South Pacific over the last few years but never thought of submitting anything. 

POTW 1“In Grenada, we had about 80 cruiser kids visit our boat...by dinghy of course! Sometimes you experience other cultures, sometimes you import yours!”

Bait ShackAs the sole arbiter of the Photo of the Week I, your editor, get to make the choice. This week, while thumbing through some pictures from trips past, I came across this cheery bait vendor and decided it was what we need to brighten up the autumn.

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