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Bonaventure Island Bird Sanctuary


Mar 8, 2018

Bonaventure Island

Stephen and Fran Hill are our most prolific POTW contributors. So far we have received at least three dozen beauties. Here’s the first note we received:

Fishermans Platter PEI Lunch PEI lunch

Over the past two summers we completed the Down East Circle Route on our 37′ Nordic Tug named “Tug’n”. Here are a series of photos from the two summers. I hope a few might be of interest to your readers.



Best wishes
Stephen Hill
From Tug’n
Moored at Beacon Bay Marina, Penetanguishene, Ontario

Since then we have received more and more. As well enjoying these fine shots, you should visit their blog at http://adventuresoffranandstephen.blogspot.ca .

Fran In Lunenberg Nova Scotia Fran in Lunenburg

If you are not familiar with our Photo of the Week album, it’s an opportunity for you to share your fine photos with the boating nation. (One is fine- we don’t need dozens.lol)
The rules are simple. It has to be your shot taken in and around boats or from a boat. Or anything else boat related. Or anything you feel is appropriate – sunsets, regattas dock parties – whatever you’ve found interesting.

Sunset In Lunenberg NSSunset in Lunenburg

Send your photos to cyonboard@kerrwil.com with POTW in the subject and we’ll get them into the publication in 2018! Thanks in advance.

Neptunus 650F Review

Neptunus 650F 400

By Andy Adams

Over the years Canadian Yachting has had the pleasure of doing several boat review articles on new Neptunus models and we are familiar with the qualities that Neptunus is famous for. They have all been exceptional yachts, but this is the one I would most want to own myself. It’s a personal choice and a matter of taste as to whether you would prefer to have a sedan express model or a flybridge but in my opinion, the flybridge layout offers some wonderful attributes.

We met with Neptunus Managing Director Jan Willem De Jong this past fall to take the new Neptunus 650F out in Lake Ontario. 

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The Other Virgin Islands

Sunset off St John

By Mark Stevens

I was first seduced by the United States Virgin Islands during a ferry ride from St. Thomas to Tortola to begin one of our earliest British Virgin Islands charters nearly twenty years ago.

A perfect sunset off St. John with St. Thomas views for backdrop.

Clearing Pillsbury Sound, surrounded by voluptuous emerald mountains as the ferry sliced through royal blue waters, I was struck by the unspoiled ambiance of St. John, the island gliding past our starboard beam and the irresistible charm of a village called Cruz Bay visible from our quarter stern.

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