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I was fascinated with the colour of the water. It was a
very rich dark blue and had small whitecaps dancing over
its surface. This really looked like a good place for a picnic!
However, I was informed that we were not there yet! So
we carried on and soon the view of the water receded and
more of the red granite came into view.
Then a few minutes later the water came into view again
but now it was on both sides of the road. To the left was the
large bay and out to the right was a dam and a series of rapids.
"Those are the Trent-Severn Locks", my aunt explained
and she went on to tell me how in 1929 my uncle had
camped there with his brothers and fished for their dinners.
I was more than just curious.
Then my uncle signalled for a left turn and we drove off
the highway onto a very small rutted road. The sign said
"501". This stretch of road was primitive to say the least.
The ups and downs and tight curves made for a very active
ride and the bridges were often just one lane and looked
very old. Along the way there were a few very small houses
but no one seemed to be around.
Around one of the corners out in a field I spotted something most unusual, a streetcar! In fact it was an old TTC
streetcar from the 1920s that seemed to have found a home
here. My uncle informed me that it had been there for
many years and maybe one day it might have a use.
So we carried on and then as we rounded the last bend in
the road a vast array of sheds came into view. These sheds
were quite large, sort of like a barn but they had no doors
and were opened at one end.
As we came to a halt in the small parking lot my uncle
said, "Welcome to Honey Harbour!" Was this to be the
site of the picnic? I was not sure so I asked.

"No, but we are getting closer." said my aunt.
We then all got out of the car with my uncle leading
the way. I got to carry a basket of sandwiches and my life
jacket. I felt that this was going to be a very wonderful picnic as what could be better than peanut butter and honey
sandwiches and the promise of a very special picnic.
We walked down a path and there in front of us lay a
most wonderful sight. Lots of small colourful boats, all tied
up to their own private docks. This was certainly worth
the trip alone as I had not seen a boat in several summers
and still dreamed of returning to the Trent and the three
cottages. My uncle walked past several docks and stopped.
"That is the one.", he said pointing to a long slender
bright red boat. Soon we were all aboard and being the
smallest I got to sit in the front. The various packages were
also onboard and my uncle then started the Johnson outboard motor and we were off!
"Where are we going now?", I asked.
"To our island", said my aunt.
So I sat back in my small seat and looked out at the water
at all the pine trees and all the red rock. The little red boat
skimmed across the water with ease and I noticed that both
my aunt and uncle were wearing very big smiles. What I
did not know at this time was that they had just purchased
a cottage on Robert's Island. This was their dream come
true, and for me it was to be a wonderful new learning experience on both the land, and on the water.
Next: The Cottage and My Special Entrance

Sea Salt Galley Kat's

GRILLED SALMON WITH AVOCADO SALSA
INGREDIENTS:
2 salmon filets
Olive oil to drizzle over the filets
½tsp salt
½ tsp ground cumin
½ tsp paprika powder
½ tsp onion powder
½ tsp black pepper
I also used ½ tsp Old Bay Spice (optional)
1 avocado, chopped
2-3 slices red onion, roughly chopped
Juice of 1 lime
Several tbsp chopped cilantro or parsley
(optional)
Salt to taste

PREPARATION:
Rub both sides of salmon with oil.
Combine the spices and massage into
both sides of the salmon. Set aside for
at least 20 minutes.
Combine avocado, onion, lime juice
and parsley if using.
Heat grill pan on high. Brush with a bit
of oil if needed. Sear salmon on each
side until crusty brown. Depending on
thickness, about 2 minutes per side.
Serve topped with a generous helping
of salsa.
http://www.seasaltgalleykat.com/
fish/grilled-salmon-with-avocadosalsa/

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Katherine Haslam, S, Montreal Power and Sail Squadron


http://www.seasaltgalleykat.com/fish/grilled-salmon-with-avocado-salsa/ http://www.canadianyachting.ca

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Canadian Yachting June 2017

Vantage Point: A “Flare” for Safety
Club Profile: Sidney North Saanich Yacht Club
Pacific Northwest Classic: Southern Straits Race - For the last 49 years, the West Vancouver Yacht Club has proudly hosted the Annual Southern Straits Race. Known for offering challenging conditions, this Pacific Northwest classic is a proud qualifying event for both the VanIsle 360 and Vic-Maui Yacht Race. This year, Canadian Yachting magazine’s Bob Nicoll sailed on one of the 82 boats that competed. By Bob Nicoll
Canadian Boatbuilder Profile: Modernizing Tradition at Rossiter Boats - The history of Rossiter Boats is one that combines passion, fostering of tradition, and an eye towards the future. It all started 40 years ago with 19-year-old George Rossiter repairing the wooden canoe of a fellow cottager on Go Home Bay. Now Rossiter is perhaps Canada’s fastest-growing boatbuilder. By Kate Fincham
Cruising Technology: Staying Connected - Your summer cruise may be a vacation, but a pretty sizeable percentage of boat owners do want to keep in contact, whether for business or family reasons. In the not too distant past it was a big deal to clear your responsibilities and be able to take off for even a few weeks. However, connectivity for the average boater is improving and within the financial reach of most. By Glen Cairns
The Port Hole
Sail Review: Jeanneau 51 Yacht
Power Review: Leader 33
Trailering Part 3: Trailer Maintenance - Towing the Trailer, and Launching and Retrieving the Boat. The third and final article in our three-part series of important and useful information to help our readers travel with their boats on vacations, fishing trips or to regattas. Go safely this summer! By John Gullick
Crossing the Line: Boat or Reality – Take this simple test
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Canadian Yachting June 2017 - Pacific Northwest Classic: Southern Straits Race - For the last 49 years, the West Vancouver Yacht Club has proudly hosted the Annual Southern Straits Race. Known for offering challenging conditions, this Pacific Northwest classic is a proud qualifying event for both the VanIsle 360 and Vic-Maui Yacht Race. This year, Canadian Yachting magazine’s Bob Nicoll sailed on one of the 82 boats that competed. By Bob Nicoll
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Canadian Yachting June 2017 - Canadian Boatbuilder Profile: Modernizing Tradition at Rossiter Boats - The history of Rossiter Boats is one that combines passion, fostering of tradition, and an eye towards the future. It all started 40 years ago with 19-year-old George Rossiter repairing the wooden canoe of a fellow cottager on Go Home Bay. Now Rossiter is perhaps Canada’s fastest-growing boatbuilder. By Kate Fincham
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Canadian Yachting June 2017 - Cruising Technology: Staying Connected - Your summer cruise may be a vacation, but a pretty sizeable percentage of boat owners do want to keep in contact, whether for business or family reasons. In the not too distant past it was a big deal to clear your responsibilities and be able to take off for even a few weeks. However, connectivity for the average boater is improving and within the financial reach of most. By Glen Cairns
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Canadian Yachting June 2017 - Sail Review: Jeanneau 51 Yacht
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Canadian Yachting June 2017 - Power Review: Leader 33
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Canadian Yachting June 2017 - Trailering Part 3: Trailer Maintenance - Towing the Trailer, and Launching and Retrieving the Boat. The third and final article in our three-part series of important and useful information to help our readers travel with their boats on vacations, fishing trips or to regattas. Go safely this summer! By John Gullick
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